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Host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and other IGN editors each week to break down the latest in PlayStation releases, news, and more.

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What Are PlayStation's Next 25 Exclusives? - Beyond 726
59:33

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Matt Kim and Mark Medina to take a look at the future of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 exclusive games that could be in the works. With Sony recently re-confirming it has more than 25+ PlayStation 5 exclusives in the works alongside the PS5's one-year anniversary, we decided to take a few guesses at what those 25 games are. And, well, the results were results, but your PlayStation fandom mileage may vary, as the trio offers their real and exaggerated guesses, and includes some community choices in the mix.

We run down the list of games that are confirmed so far (and for the sake of this discussion, we're including cross-gen exclusives being made by PlayStation Studios), like God of War Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, Marvel's Wolverine, and Marvel's Spider-Man 2. Then, we start to drill down into our PlayStation exclusive hopes, from the possibilities of a Bloodborne remake or remaster, or even a sequel, to what Astro Bot devs Team Asobi could be working on, whether we'll ever see the return of PlayStation's Infamous and Sly Cooper franchises, if Uncharted has a future, and so much more. From guesses of new PS5 IPs from PlayStation Studios teams, to existing series that need a revival or reboot, to Jonathon's unwavering hope for a PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 2, we come up with a list that, if unrealistic, we'd at least be looking forward to.

We also discuss the PS5 shortages expected through the holidays, why it's so frustrating more people can't get their hands on the system, and more, plus a roundup of what we're playing, including the GTA Trilogy remasters and both the many glitches and bugs we've seen going around and Mark's surprisingly bug-free time with GTA III. Oh, and Jonathon experiences an earthquake during the show.

Nov 17, 2021
PS5's First Year in Review - Beyond 725
01:17:46

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Jada Griffin and Mark Medina to discuss the PS5's first year as we approach the PlayStation 5 anniversary launch this week.

The trio looks back at the PS5 games and how the PS4 vs PS5 first years stack up, the new additions to this generation like the PlayStation 5's DualSense and 3D audio, and much more throughout our PlayStation 5 anniversary retrospective.

We dig into the PS5's launch games and the many exciting opportunities to explore its new tech in games like Astro's Playroom, Demon's Souls, and Marvel's  Spider-Man Miles Morales, how Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Returnal, Deathloop, and more kept us entertained throughout the PS5's first year, and how certain features like trophies, screen sharing, activity cards, and more have or haven't been put to use on the PlayStation 5. Our PlayStation 5 podcast lookback also discusses the PS5's availability, or lack thereof, as people continue to find PS5's have sold out, and the problems that both the supply chain and bots and scalpers have caused for people getting to enjoy the PlayStation 5.

Plus, we discuss what we've been playing on PS4 and PS5, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Ghost of Tsushima, Returnal, Knockout City, and more.

Nov 10, 2021
What If... PlayStation Made a Vita 2? - Beyond Episode 724
54:27

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Jada Griffin and Kat Bailey to discuss the latest news, rumors, and games in the world of PlayStation. But with a recently tweeted photo from PlayStation's Shuhei Yoshida showing Horizon Zero Dawn running on the SteamDeck, we ponder what if... PlayStation made a Vita successor? Would we like to see a new handheld from Sony, and does it make sense in this day and age to produce it, or should remote play and cloud gaming streaming be the future?

Plus, we discuss recent statements from Insomniac about how the studio avoided crunch around part of Marvel's Spider-Man, delays like Midnight Suns, Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, November's PlayStation Plus games lineup, and what we're playing.

Nov 04, 2021
October PS5 and PS4 State of Play Reactions - Beyond 723
59:46

On IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Jada Griffin, and Mark Medina to react live to October's PS5 and PS4 State of Play, covering the biggest announcements, the lack of certain games we hoped to see, and our general impressions of the reveals. We discuss the new PS5 and PS4 trailers for Death's Door, Bugsnax's upcoming expansion, Little Devil Inside, a new Star Ocean, and much more. We also dip into community reactions to the State of Play, why it didn't quite hit the mark for us, and more.

But this week was also filled with plenty of other PlayStation news, so we also discuss Returnal's new save state mode in the Returnal 2.0 update, as well as new details about Horizon Forbidden West's exploration and traversal, and more. Plus we offer our impressions of playing Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy so far, along with why we're excited to jump into the GTA Trilogy being released next month.

Oct 28, 2021
PS4 and PS5's Early 2022 Games Lineup Is Packed - Beyond 722
01:00:25

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation podcast, IGN's Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Mark Medina and Jada Griffin to discuss all the latest in the world of PS5, PS4, and more.

First, with the recent PS4 and PS5 game delays of things like Elden Ring and the PS5 versions of The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, we talk about how jampacked early 2022 is with PS4 and PS5 games, including Horizon Forbidden West, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, Sifu, Elden Ring, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Gran Turismo 7, and so much more. We discuss what we're so excited to play, why we don't mind this fall being a bit quieter, and how we plan to tackle this short span of so many potentially awesome PS4 and PS5 games.

We also discuss PS5's sales success in September against the Nintendo Switch, and what that means for PS5 sales going into the rest of the year, as well as the return of custom PS5 faceplates from a t hird-party company,  DBrand, our approach to customizing our hardware or looking for different console and controller color variants, and more. Plus, we also discuss the move of God of War 2018 coming to PC early next year.

We also dig into games we've been playing, including Death Stranding: Director's Cut, Hot Wheels Unleashed, New World, Far Cry 6; Jada shares a Memory Card story, and much more!

Oct 21, 2021
PlayStation All-Stars 2: Our Dream Roster List - Beyond Episode 721
01:40:09

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation podcast, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Matt Kim and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss the latest in the world of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation VR. The panel dives into some of the latest PlayStation news, like PlayStation's mobile games interest and Jim Ryan's recent comments about wanting to expand the PlayStation player base, the 5th anniversary of PSVR and some of our favorite PSVR games, and a little bit about what we hope to see in the updates made to PSVR 2 next-gen hardware.

But the trio, emboldened by the end of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC fighters,  and the release of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, dives into our dream roster list for PlayStation ALl-Stars 2, the unannounced fighting game sequel we hope really gets made some day. We dig into the obvious and deep cut choices we hope to see, what potential from new and old PlayStation franchises could make their way into the roster for a PlayStation All-Star sequel for PS5, and try to explain away some of our strangest choices. Really, we're sorry.

Plus, Jonathon speaks with the developers behind JETT: The Far Shore, including its co-creator and composer about bringing its unique adventure to life, Mitchell gives his thoughts on Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl and Demon Slayer, and Matt offers preview impressions of his time with Final Fantasy 14 Endwalker content, including FF14's two upcoming new classes and why he and Jonathon think it's worth jumping into Final Fantasy XIV before Endwalker. We also dig into a Memory Card story, and much more!

And if you're looking for more places to enjoy the show, check out Podcast Beyond! on all available platforms: https://linktr.ee/podcastbeyond

Oct 13, 2021
GTA Trilogy Remaster Hopes, Konami Rumors, and More - Beyond Episode 720
01:18:01

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Matt Kim to discuss all the latest in the world of PlayStation, including the PS5 game trials being tested in the UK and how we'd like to see it expand, the continuous leaks for a GTA Trilogy remaster release (which we aren't expecting to be GTA remakes), and what we'd like to see from GTA 3, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas' collective return, plus the rumors that Konami is looking at major revivals for Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, and Silent Hill. We discuss what we want from new Konami games, how new Castlevania's could learn from classics like Aria of Sorrow, the potential for an MGS 3 remake, and more.

We also discuss a bit of the state of PlayStation Now and games we've been playing, including Far Cry 6 and Lost Judgment impressions, a Memory Card story, and more.

Oct 06, 2021
PlayStation Acquires Demon's Souls Dev Bluepoint Games - Beyond Mini-Episode
11:58

BEYOND! The PlayStation news of the week isn't done, so Jonathon Dornbush and Brian Altano get together to discuss the news of PlayStation acquiring Bluepoint, the developers behind Demon's Souls and Shadow of the Colossus remakes.

Jonathon also spoke with PlayStation's Hermen Hulst and Bluepoint's Marco Thrush, so he offers some details from his interview, including Bluepoint's desire to make a new game next, and we discuss PlayStation's overall acquisition strategy.

Sep 30, 2021
Fall 2021 Games We Love So Far - Beyond Episode 719
01:42:49

 On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and special guest Joseph Moran, host of The Trophy Room: A PlayStation Podcast, to discuss all the latest PS5 news, PS4 news, and big PlayStation games.

First, we discuss the PS Plus October lineup, how it stacks up to other recent PS Plus offerings, and check in on the service in general, plus we dive into the acquisition of Fabrik Games by one of the most recent PlayStation acquired studios, Firesprite Games. We also discuss PlayStation's PS4 and PS5 cross-gen approach in light of a deep dive into the tech behind advancements of Horizon Forbidden West, what they mean for the next Horizon game, and why we're excited for it and God of War Ragnarok. And last on the news side, we discuss Naughty Dog's recommitment to a multiplayer game, the first photo of The Last of Us show, and the future of TLOU in general.

We also dive into all the big games we've been playing from the fall so far, including Hot Wheels Unleashed, of which the executive producer Michele Caletti joins Jonathon to discuss the game's launch, gameplay, and post-launch support, plus thoughts on Death Stranding Director's Cut, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Castlevania Advanced Collection, and more.

Sep 29, 2021
Kena: Bridge of Spirits Is Another Great PS5 (and PS4) Game - Beyond Episode 718
01:01:35

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss Kena: Bridge of Spirits, another great console exclusive game for the PS4 and PS5 lineup. We jump into Mitchell's thoughts from his review, in which he called Kena a great game, what we love and hope to see improved about the combat and exploration in future games, our love of the beautiful art design and detail, and we weirdly get hung up on the game's fonts.

But in general, we discuss what's so great about Kena's gameplay and world, and why you'll want to pick up Ember Lab's first game on PS4 or PS5. Plus, we dive into the recent reports about Quantic Dream's alleged Star Wars game, if that's a combination we're interested in seeing, and whether it makes sense for Quantic Dream to explore settings like the original trilogy or apply its choice-based gameplay to an era like The High Republic. We also dive into the reports about discussions of a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 remaster, and Mitchell gives us some insight into why the project is so fervently demanded, and what we hope to see from an MvC 2 remaster.

We also read a new Memory Card story, offer wild Super Smash Bros. Ultimate predictions for a PlayStation guest character, and much more!

Sep 22, 2021
Deathloop Is a Masterpiece, and PS5 Gets a Major Update - Podcast Beyond Episode 717
01:06:27

 On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation podcast, Podcast Beyond!,  host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Matt Purslow to discuss all the latest PS5 updates, PS5 games, and more.

First, we discuss the release of the newest PS5 console exclusive, Deathloop, as we jump into Matt's Deathloop review and his overall thoughts about Deathloop's gameplay, world, and unique multiplayer. Jonathon, Lucy, and Brian also offer their Deathloop impressions, taking a look at what we've enjoyed about our early hours of the gameplay so far, and how it sits alongside other Arkane games.

Plus, we jump into the news around the new PS5 update, and what this PlayStation 5 firmware means for both the UI and PS5 SSD expansion. We dissect a bit of how this opens the door to new PS5 hard drives from third-parties, the changes to how PS5 trophies are displayed, and our hopes for what other updates we might see to the PS5 UI.

We also briefly touch on some updated news on Insomniac's Marvel's Wolverine, the new Marvel game from the Spider-Man developers, its mature tone, and what our early expectations are for it. Plus, we discuss some of the other PS5 games we've been playing, Matt shares a wonderful Memory Card story, and more.

Sep 15, 2021
God of War Ragnarok, Wolverine, and Spider-Man 2 Wow Us At the PlayStation Showcase - Podcast Beyond!
28:53

PlayStation's September Showcase offered a look at the future of PlayStation Studios and third-party releases on PS4 and PS5, and Podcast Beyond! is here to break down our reactions to some of the biggest reveals.

Join host Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Matt Kim for a quick check-in on our thoughts on God of War: Ragnarok, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, and Marvel's Wolverine.

Note: This episode was filmed live after the showcase, and unfortunately cut short due to technical difficulties. We'll be back with a full episode next week!

Sep 11, 2021
Elden Ring, Dead Space Previews Are Promising - Podcast Beyond Episode 716
01:08:13

On this week's Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Mitchell Saltzman, and Taylor Lyles to discuss September's PS Plus games, answer your questions about Mitchell's Elden Ring preview, dive into the latest Naughty Dog crunch discussions, and give our thoughts on the early look at the Dead Space remake.

Sep 01, 2021
PlayStation Had a Big Gamescom (Without Its Own Showcase) - Beyond Episode 715
45:43

Join Brian Altano, Jonathon Dornbush, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville from IGN's weekly PlayStation show as they discuss the biggest PlayStation and third-party reveals from gamescom. Though Sony didn't have a show itself, we discuss major release date updates like Horizon Forbidden West, JETT The Far Shore, Sifu, plus the announcements of games like Marvel's Midnight Suns and much more. Mitchell Saltzman also joins to discuss his hands-off preview of the highly anticipated Elden Ring.

Aug 27, 2021
What PlayStation Director's Cuts Should Be Next? - Beyond Episode 714
53:06

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien to dig into some of this week's PlayStation news and more. First, we jump into some Ghost of Tsushima chat, including our new Art of the Level feature and the trend of Director's Cuts currently being kicked off. After Ghost and Death Stranding, should games like The Last of Us Part 2 and Bloodborne get similar treatment, and what should they include?

Plus, we discuss a bit about the lack of a State of Play, the constant fake rumors about State of Play's happening, and why this cycle is occurring online, along with a brief check-in on Abandoned, some of the games we've been playing, and much more.

Aug 18, 2021
Abandoned: The Strange Saga of the PS5 Horror Game (Plus Cris Tales Interview) - Beyond Episode 713
01:19:09

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss the latest in the world of PlayStation. First, we dip into the continuing saga of the PS5 horror game Abandoned and the yet-again delayed launch of its PS5 Realtime Experience app. We discuss why the conversation around Abandoned is so fraught, the confusion around its true nature, and more.

Plus, we discuss PlayStation's recent indie spotlight, including highlights of Hades, Carrion, Oxenfree 2, Axiom Verge 2, and much more, as well as what the spotlight means in relation to the recent discussion about PlayStation's focus on indies currently. We also jump into some other PlayStation news, games we've been playing, and more.

Plus, Carlos Rocha Silva from Dreams Incorporated joins Jonathon to discuss the recently released RPG Cris Tales, its gameplay and artistic inspirations, and how it pays homage to the genre while attempting new twists on its staples.

Aug 11, 2021
Breaking Down Recent PS4, PS5 Release Dates and Delays - Beyond Episode 712
58:04

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Tom Marks, Mark Medina, and Taylor Lyles to discuss the latest news in the world of PlayStation, including the confirmed delay of Kena, the reported Horizon Forbidden West delay, and updated release windows for Solar Ash, Stray, and more.

Plus,. we discuss some of the PS5's new software update beta, Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut new details, and much more.

Aug 04, 2021
PS5's Sales Success Is Just the Start - Beyond Episode 711
01:28:56

 On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss the biggest news in the world of PlayStation.

We begin the show addressing the recent accusations against Activision Blizzard before jumping into word of PS5's huge sales success as it crosses the 10 million consoles sold number.  We analyze that success in the face of supply shortages, as well as look at some of the PS5's biggest hits so far, like the sales for Returnal and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart.

We also jump into the PS Plus lineup for August, some recent comments from Shawn Layden as he takes on a new role at a different media company, and much more. Plus, we answer some of your questions, like our hopes for PlayStation's handheld future, and more.

Jul 28, 2021
Dead Space Remake Is a Next-Gen Revival of a Classic - Beyond Episode 710
57:35

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss the return of Dead Space. The trio discusses why they're excited for the Dead Space Remake, while diving into Jonathon's interview with two of the remake's leads where we got first details on its gameplay, its use of next-gen PS5 tech, and much more about reviving and honoring the horror classic.

Plus, we round up some of the latest PlayStation news, like the Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut new details, some release dates, and much more, in addition to a dive into what we've been recently playing.

Jul 22, 2021
Discussing the Director's Cut Debate - Beyond Episode 709
01:07:31

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss all the latest in the world of PlayStation.

The cast breaks down the current debate over the use of "Director's Cut" to describe the new Ghost of Tsushima and Death Stranding releases, Kojima's dislike of the phrase's use, and what it means for the wider PlayStation library. Plus, we jump into Ghostwire Tokyo's delay, FF 14's digital sales success, and more, while also giving our thoughts on the latest games we've played, including Max and Brian's deep dive into Far Cry.

Jul 14, 2021
How Was PlayStation's July State of Play? - Beyond Episode 708
49:06

BEYOND! On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Matt Kim to react to July's State of Play showcase.

We dive into all the reveals, like Moss: Book II, the deep dive into Deathloop's gameplay, some of the announcements like Sifu's delay and Death Stranding: Director's Cut's release date, and much more.

(This episode was recorded and aired live immediately following the State of Play.)

Jul 09, 2021
Why PlayStation's Latest Acquisition Makes So Much Sense - Beyond Episode 707
01:14:12

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss the latest in the world of PS4 and PS5.

We break down the news about PlayStation's latest acquisition, the Returnal PS5 developers Housemarque, and why their long-standing relationship with Sony is why the deal makes so much sense. We discuss PlayStation's current approach to acquisitions, and also discuss the reports about Bluepoint Games being potentially acquired as well.

Plus, we dive into July's PlayStation Plus games, word from devs about difficulties with promotion on the PlayStation Store, what we're playing, and the film Ghost

Jul 01, 2021
Our Hopes for PlayStation's Next (Unannounced) State of Play - Beyond Episode 706
01:17:45

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Zach Ryan to discuss the latest PS5 and PS4 news.

And with E3 behind us and no new major Sony showcased yet announced, we discuss our hopes and expectations for what Sony has to show off about the future of PlayStation. What games, services, and more do we expect PlayStation to focus on, and is the time right for Sony to show off its Game Pass competitor? 

Plus, more discussion of Ratchet and Clank, FF7 Remake's DLC, and much more.

Jun 25, 2021
PlayStation Skipped E3 2021: Was That the Right Move? - Beyond Episode 705
01:16:07

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Max Scoville, and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss all the latest in the world of PlayStation.

Even though PlayStation may have skipped E3 2021, there's still plenty of games coming to PS4 and PS5 showcased during the event to discuss, like Final Fantasy Origin, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, and more. Plus, we dive deep into all the news around Elden Ring, including Mitchell's interview with Hidetaka Miyazaki and all the info about the game he learned.

We also discuss PlayStation's overall decision to skip E3 2021 this year. Was it the right move? And how did PlayStation's absence affect the other showcases during the event. Plus, we discuss Mitchell's FF7 Remake DLC review, and more.

Jun 16, 2021
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart PS5 Review Impressions - Podcast Beyond Episode 704
56:32

On this week's special episode of Podcast Beyond!, IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Simon Cardy, Mark Medina, and Steve Saylor to discuss Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, the latest PS5 exclusive.

The cast discusses their spoiler-free review impressions of the first PS5 Ratchet and Clank, including Jonathon's Rift Apart review, as well as our broader thoughts on the game. We discuss how Rift Apart takes advantage of the PS5's power, the wacky weapons and how fun they are to use, and more. We also jump into the wider gameplay offerings, including how Insomniac's focus on accessibility options applies to Rift Apart, the use of the DualSense and 3D audio, and more.

Jun 08, 2021
God of War Delayed, More PS5 Exclusives Updates - Podcast Beyond Episode 703
53:51

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Mark Medina and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss all the big updates in the world of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games.

The trio breaks down the news from Hermen Hulst's latest interview, including God of War's delay to 2022, as well as confirmation it's coming to PS4 and PS5, which will also be the case for Gran Turismo 7. We discuss our reactions to the delay, what we hope this means for Sony's wider lineup, and much more. Plus, we discuss some of the other details in the interview, like confirmation of Bend working on a new IP and Sony's approach to PC ports.

We also take a look at recent Sony/EVO news, discuss some of the games we've been playing recently, Jonathon makes a plea for you to check out June's awesome lineup of indie games, and we get to the bottom of an important mystery: Why does Mark hate the DuckTales theme song?

Jun 02, 2021
Horizon Forbidden West's PS5 Gameplay Wowed Us - Beyond Episode 702
49:27

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien and Mark Medina to react to the Horizon Forbidden West State of Play presentation, featuring the first PS5 gameplay. 

The trio digs into the traversal additions, like Aloy's new glider, the changes to combat against both human and robotic enemies, the design of this San Francisco location, and so much more.

This episode was filmed as part of a livestream right after the State of Play, so apologies for any sections that feel a little strange in audio-only form. We'll be back to our usual show next week!

May 28, 2021
Our GTA 5 PS5 Hopes, New DualSense Colors - Beyond Episode 701
54:54

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to dive into the latest PS4 and PS5 news.

The cast discusses GTA 5's PS5 release date confirmation and our hopes for what the third version of GTA 5 on consoles can offer for both newcomers and returning players. Along with that, we discuss the enduring success of GTA Online, and what we hope to see of Rockstar's emphasis on GTA 3's 20th anniversary later this year.

We also discuss the DualSense's two new colors, set to come out on June 11, including what we think of them, what we hope Sony's further approach to offering new controller colors will be, and why we really just want to have an official way to get PS5 faceplates customized.

Plus, we discuss The Last of Us Part 2 PS5 performance patch, get in some Sackboy-meets-Returnal breaking news, and touch a bit more (spoiler free) on Resident Evil Village.

May 19, 2021
25 PS5 Games on the Way From PlayStation - Podcast Beyond! Episode 700
01:02:15

BEYOND! To celebrate the 700th episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien for an episode filmed live breaking down all the latest PlayStation news and impressions. The cast jumps into the recent report in which Sony claimed it has 25 first-party published games in the works for PS5. We discuss what that number includes, the confirmed and rumored games in the lineup, and more. Plus, we offer some spoiler-free thoughts on Resident Evil Village, answer live viewer questions, and more.

May 13, 2021
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Looks Like a PS5 Showcase - Beyond Episode 699
01:08:25

 On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Colin Stevens to jump into the latest PS5 and PS4 news and games. The cast first takes a deep dive into the latest Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart PS5 State of Play, including what we thought of the PS5 game's visuals, how it looks to advance the franchise forward, and why it all comes together to look like an absolute PS5 showcase.

Plus, we dive into the renewal of a trademark for Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive, touch briefly on Returnal's launch, and more. And while none of us have played Resident Evil Village yet,  we reminisce on the franchise, our love for it, its highs and lows, and more ahead of Village's launch this week.

May 05, 2021
Returnal Is a Great PS5 Exclusive - Beyond Episode 698
55:34

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, IGN's weekly PlayStation show covering the biggest PS5 and PS4 games and news, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Mark Medina and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss Housemarque's PS5 exclusive Returnal. We discuss why Returnal is such a great PS5 exclusive and shows off what the console can do, from the included haptics and 3D audio functionality to fast loading and impressive gameplay.

The conversation stays spoiler-free, as we answer viewer and listener questions about Returnal's difficulty, its arcade roots, just how big of an experience it actually is, and much more.

Apr 29, 2021
PlayStations Big Store Reversal, Returnal PS5 Impressions - Beyond Episode 697
01:11:21

 On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss all the latest PlayStation news.

The crew jumps into PlayStation's surprising, big store reversal and the decision to keep the PS3 and PS Vita PlayStation Stores alive for now. We discuss the implications of the decision, why we're still apprehensive, and what we hope to see from Sony later on. Then, Jonathon offers his preview impressions of Returnal after going hands-on with the PS5 exclusive. He breaks down some of the gameplay, the atmosphere, and how it uses the DualSense and 3D audio so well.

The cast also touches on ProbablyMonsters' Firewalk Studios and their new partnership with PlayStation to publish an exclusive multiplayer game, what else we've been playing, and much more.

Apr 22, 2021
PS5's First Big Update: What's Here and What's Missing - Beyond Episode 696
01:15:55

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to talk through all the biggest PlayStation news, including the launch of the PlayStation 5's first big update. We discuss the good and bad of what's here in the PS5 firmware update, along with what's missing that we hope to see sooner than later.

Plus, the cast dives into the latest report about PlayStation's alleged first-party, internal focuses, including the reported shifting of a Last of Us remake, a Days Gone 2, and much more, and what we think this means for Sony as it moves more fully into the PS5 era. After that, we discuss what we're playing, including Disco Elysium, Sekiro, It Takes Two, and more, plus a pair of Memory Card stories!

Apr 14, 2021
PlayStation Doesn’t Need E3 to Have a Great 2021 - Beyond Episode 695
01:12:25

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Lucy O'Brien to break down all the biggest Sony news of the last week, including the confirmation that E3 2021 is returning as an all-digital event, but as of right now Sony won't be there. The panel discusses why this isn't shocking, and how PlayStation can still have a big 2021 even without needing to be at E3.

Plus, the cast jumps into MLB the Show's availability on Game Pass for Xbox players but it not yet being announced for PlayStation Plus. The cast digs into how we think the two companies' services are comparing, what, if anything, we expect to change about Sony's offering, and more. Then, we dive into some of the games we're playing now, like Oddworld: Soulstorm, Disco Elysium, and Outriders, plus a haunted Memory Card story, and much more!

Apr 07, 2021
How CDPR Hopes to Come Back After Cyberpunk 2077's Launch - Beyond Episode 694
55:21

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Simon Cardy, Zach Ryan, and special guest StreetGrind to talk about all the latest PlayStation news...except for the new PlayStation Plus lineup, of course. (We'll catch your news on time, one day, Sony!)

Instead, the cast jumps into the confirmation that PS3, PS Vita, and PSP PSN stores will be closing down in the coming months, Ratchet and Clank's PS5 patch and Sony's rollout of PS4 to PS5 upgrade patches, and more. But our centerpiece discussion is around all the Cyberpunk 2077 and CD Projekt Red news of the week. From Cyberpunk's new, massive 1.2 patch to CDPR's promise to market games on shorter timelines in the future and much more, we discuss how the company plans to move forward after the troubled launch of 2077 and its continued absence from the PSN store. (Knowing our luck, we expected Cyberpunk to become available again on PS4 in between when we recorded and when this episode posted.)

Mar 31, 2021
Why PS3, PSP, and Vita Stores Closing Would Be Such a Big Deal - Beyond Episode 693
01:17:07

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss the report that Sony may be shuttering the PS3, PS Vita, and PSP stores in the coming months. We dive into what the loss of those digital storefronts might mean for a large chunk of PlayStation history, why we hope the decision doesn't come to pass, and what Sony could do to preserve such an important era to PlayStation's history.

Then, the cast dives into the surprising announcement that Sony has acquired EVO in a new partnership. We discuss what the acquisition may mean for EVO itself and the fighting community at large, why we think Sony made the deal, and, really, why we hope it means a PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 2 could actually happen.

Plus, we dive into some of the free games coming PlayStation players' way with the Play at Home lineup, the PSVR 2 controllers, and much more!

Mar 24, 2021
PlayStation's Lineup Gets Another Exciting Exclusive - Beyond Episode 692
01:11:36

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano to dive into some recent PlayStation news and answer your questions. The duo jumps into the recent news that Jade Raymond is starting her own studio that is working in partnership with PlayStation, and how that approach mirrors recent PlayStation third-party exclusive plans. Especially in light of the Bethesda acquisition with Xbox, the show breaks down what we think of Sony's recent strategies on PlayStation exclusives, and where we expect the company to go.

Mar 17, 2021
Hopes for PlayStation Plus, and What the Bethesda Deal Means for Sony - Beyond Episode 691
55:15

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Lucy O'Brien to discuss what implications the Bethesda deal  has on Sony's current plans, how and what we think Sony can do to keep PlayStation Plus competitive and improve it, and our expectations for the future of PSVR and its successor.

Mar 10, 2021
PlayStation Plus Is on a Hot Streak - Beyond Episode 690
01:07:57

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Tom Marks to dive into the new PlayStation Plus lineup, including brand-new puzzle game Maquette, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Remnant: From the Ashes, and Farpoint. The cast discusses PS Plus' latest hot streak, and how PlayStation Plus' games lineups have been faring overall in recent months since the PS5 launched.

Plus, we discuss the latest Elden Ring leaks and the hype around the next FromSoft game, and much more!

Mar 03, 2021
State of Play Reactions, PSVR 2, and More PS5 News - Beyond Episode 689
01:12:21

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to offer our reaction to the latest Sony State of Play. We discuss all the big PS4 and PS5 game reveals, updates, and more, but the news didn't stop there. We also offered our thoughts on the announcement of PSVR 2, Gran Turismo 7's delay, more PS4 games coming to PC and much, much more.

Feb 26, 2021
PS5's 2021 Exclusives Lineup Is Starting to Take Shape - Beyond Episode 688
01:05:09

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Lucy O'Brien to discuss how the PlayStation exclusives lineup is starting to look in 2021 now that we have Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart's release date and more. We take a look at the exclusives with release dates, what still needs a date, and how we expect this year might play out.

Feb 19, 2021
Is E3 Still Relevant in 2021? (Plus Silent Hill Rumors) - Beyond Episode 687
01:09:17

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville to discuss the news that E3 is planning a digital event in 2021, and what that could look like after a year off for the show. The panel discusses E3's place in the wider realm of digital events, and more. Plus, we discuss the latest Silent Hill comeback rumors, and whether we think a new SIlent Hill game is actually on the way.

Feb 10, 2021
Is PS5's Destruction AllStars the Next Fall Guys? - Beyond Episode 686
01:21:13

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and guest Laura Kate Dale to talk about all the biggest news in the world of PlayStation...well, except for financial results, since those broke after we recorded.

But the cast still jumps into the new PS Plus lineup for the month, offering some early impressions of PS5 exclusive Destruction AllStars and whether or not it can replicate the success of other PS Plus hits like Fall Guys and Rocket League, plus thoughts on Control: Ultime Edition and Concrete Genie.

The cast also discusses the tall vampire lady's real height in Resident Evil Village, the God of War PS5 patch, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition's release date, and much more, plus, we talk a bit about Laura's new book, Things I Learned from Mario's Butt, which Brian and Max contributed to.

Feb 03, 2021
Resident Evil's PS5 Demo and Hitman 3 Wow Us - Beyond Episode 685
01:11:42

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville to discuss the Resident Evil Village Maiden demo, exclusively available on PS5, as well as why we're loving Hitman 3, Cyber Shadow, and more.

Plus, we miss the PlayStation Plus games announcements but make our guess for the lineup, answers some listener questions, and more!

Jan 27, 2021
What PlayStation Franchises Should Return on PS5? - Beyond Episode 684
01:13:56

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss why Hitman 3 is one of 2021's first great games, as well as what PlayStation franchises we hope make a return on PS5. With more word that a new Sony studio is working on bringing back existing Sony series, we discuss the likelihood of various franchises, from Uncharted to Infamous to Ape Escape, making a debut on PS5.

Jan 20, 2021
The Future of Star Wars Games Is Bright - Beyond Episode 683
52:12

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss all the big Lucasfilm Games news for the week.

The cast discusses Ubisoft's newly announced Star Wars games, what we expect to see from EA's continued work on Star Wars franchises, like whether there will be a Jedi: Fallen Order 2 and Battlefront 3, and more about how this deal could mean a bright future for Star Wars games. Plus, we tackle the Indiana Jones game coming from MachineGames, and more.

Jan 13, 2021
PS5: How Sony Can Maintain Excitement in 2021 - Beyond Episode 682
01:10:00

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and guest Ray Apollo to discuss some of the news we missed over break and the state of the PS5 going into the new year.

The cast offers updated thoughts on the Cyberpunk 2077 delisting news, the PlayStation Plus games for January (and moray eels!), before jumping into how Sony can continue the momentum of the PS5 in 2021. From supply constraint issues, more transparency with fans, and more, the cast offers hopes, excitement, and concerns about PlayStation going into 2021.

Jan 07, 2021
Podcast Beyond End of Year Check-In!
04:59

There's no new episode of Podcast Beyond! this week, but host Jonathon Dornbush had to get sappy and sentimental for a couple of minutes to remind you of our Bloodborne let's play, and to thank everyone for supporting the show in 2020.

 

We'll be back with regularly planned episodes in 2021...which is next week!

Dec 30, 2020
PS5's Launch Year: Looking Back at PlayStation's 2020 - Beyond Episode 681
01:10:23

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville to look back on the year that was for PlayStation. The cast reminisces about the PS5 news cycle this year, how the launch year coped with the lack of in-person events, and the many PS5 and PS4 games we were lucky to have this year.

Dec 23, 2020
PS5's 2021 Lineup Has Us Excited - Beyond Episode 680
01:07:51

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Podcast Beyond! host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Zach Ryan, and special guest Mick Abrahamson to discuss all the big Game Awards announcements, and how PS5 has an exciting 2021 lineup in store for players. Plus, we look at Cyberpunk's launch and CDPR's post-launch response to PS4 issues, and much more.

Dec 16, 2020
Cyberpunk 2077 Review Impressions - Beyond Episode 679
01:13:21

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Tom Marks to discuss Tom's Cyberpunk 2077 review (and it's all spoiler free!). We dive into his thoughts on the world design, freedom of choice, gameplay, and more.

Plus, we talk a bit about Persona 5 Strikers coming to the west, the future of BioWare, and more!

Dec 09, 2020
PS5: Single-Player Still Going Strong - Beyond Episode 678
01:13:25

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and special guest Asa GreenRiver of Borderline Entertainment to discuss the latest PS5 news and games.

The cast jumps into the report that PS5's Activity Cards were born from Sony's hopes to let people play single-player games as much as possible on the next-gen console, as well as this month's PS Plus games, the reports of third-party games performing better on PS5, and the many scalping and re-selling scandals that have occurred with the PS5 since launch.

For more of Asa's work, and to watch the Living Indigenous episode in honor of Native American Heritage Month Asa spoke about, check it out here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/821394054?filter=archives&sort=time

Dec 02, 2020
Cyberpunk 2077 is Long. Horny and Hilarious - Podcast Beyond Episode 677
01:05:15

This week on IGN's PlayStation show, join Max Scoville, Brian Altano and Lucy O'Brien as they grill Tom Marks about his 16 hours spent exploring Night City in Cyberpunk 2077. Avoiding spoilers, Tom answers some of our questions about combat, driving, fast-travel, sexy adults-only stuff, and how much of a sense of humor the game has. Meanwhile, in the cyberpunk dystopia that is real life, scalpers managed to scoop up thousands of PlayStation 5 consoles, which is why so many humans have had trouble buying them. Plus, what we're playing, and some tidbits about Hitman and the PS5 supporting variable refresh rates down the road.

Nov 25, 2020
Spider-Man: Miles Morales Spoilercast (With the Creative Director) - Beyond Episode 676
49:54

On a special bonus episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation episode, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien to speak with Brian Horton, the creative director of PS4 and PS5 launch game Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

The trio discusses some of the game's biggest story beats, the decision to make a more focused, shorter story compared to the first, the combat advancements and side stories, and New York City at Christmastime.

Note: Apologies for some audio hiccups, which occurred during recording and could not be fixed.

Nov 19, 2020
Is PS5's Launch Lineup the Best in PlayStation History? - Beyond Episode 675
01:09:46

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian ALtano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss the wider PS5 launch lineup, including Demon's Souls, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and more, and whether it's the best PlayStation launch in history.

Plus, we dive into some of the bugs and errors PS5 players (including us) have run into, and much more.

Nov 18, 2020
PS5's Launch Lineup Is Impressive - Beyond Episode 674
01:11:51

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville, Janet Garcia, and Simon Cardy to offer all of our impressions (so far) of the PS5 launch lineup. With many more PS5 reviews on IGN, the cast talks about Bugsnax, The Pathless, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Overcooked: All You Can Eat, some backward compatible games, and a bit more about both Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Astro's Playroom.

Plus, we answer some of your questions about the PS5 launch games and hardware, and much more.

Nov 11, 2020
PS5 Review: Console, Spider-Man, Astro's Playroom Impressions - Beyond Episode 673
01:21:53

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Janet Garcia, and Mitchell Salztman to discuss our PS5 review embargo impressions. We talk about the hardware, playing with it and the DualSense over the last few days, and our impressions of Astro's Playroom and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales PS5.

We don't spoil any of the game talk, but expect to hear our thoughts on why the DualSense has wowed us, how Spider-Man continues the franchise in fantastic form, and why Astro's Playroom is a joyful free launch pack-in you shouldn't miss.

Nov 06, 2020
PS5: Our First Hands-On Impressions of PlayStation 5 - Beyond Episode 672
01:09:00

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss our first hands-on experience with the PS5.

We have the PS5, so we offer a look and description of the hardware, and our thoughts on the Cooling Springs level of Astro's Playroom and the DualSense controller's new haptic feedback.

Plus, we dive into the Destruction AllStars and Cyberpunk 2077 delays, and more!

Oct 28, 2020
PS5's Launch Lineup and UI Reveal - Beyond Episode 671
01:00:19

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Janet Garcia to discuss the PS5 launch lineup, compare it to the PS4's launch, and break down why we're so excited for the launch. Plus, we dive into the UI reveal for the PS5, some of the latest news on PS4 chat and the PS5's fan, plus much more.

Oct 21, 2020
PS5 Launch Answers: Sony Addresses Major Questions - Beyond Episode 670
01:11:33

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Tom Marks, and DualShockers' Mario Rivera to discuss the biggest PS5 news.

As the PS5 launch approaches, Sony is answering more and more questions, including our concerns about PS4 to PS5 save transfers, Trophy changes, and much more, including the latest Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales developments. (Sadly, we recorded before the reveal of Spider-Cat!)

Plus, we bring back the Memory Card segment, talk about what we're playing, and speculate about what Sony will reveal now that this week's episode is out. (It's gotta be UI, right?)

Oct 14, 2020
PS5's Launch Sales Possibilities and Storage Space Concerns - Beyond Episode 669
01:05:44

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Janet Garcia, and guest Zombaekillz to discuss the latest PS5 and PS4 news.

The cast talks about Sony's ambitious PS5 launch sales hopes and whther it can surpass the PS4's launch, the issues around next-gen storage space solutions, Spider-Man's new face, and more.

Oct 07, 2020
PS5's Confusing Game Save Situation - Beyond Episode 668
01:08:47

On this week's episode if IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Janet Garcia to discuss the latest PS5 news, including a bunch of info about PS5 game preorder bonuses for Demon's Souls, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and more, plus the confusing state of transferring saves from PS4 to PS5.

Plus, we take a deeper look at the PlayStation Plus collection games list, and answer some questions from you, the listeners and viewers.

Sep 30, 2020
PS5: What Xbox Buying Bethesda Means for Sony - Beyond Episode 667
54:07

On this week's episode if IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss Microsoft's purchase of Bethesda, all its studios, and its franchises. Will the PS5 get Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6? Or after Deathloop and Ghostwire Tokyo, is Bethesda no longer going to appear on the PS5?

Plus, we dive into the many lingering questions about the PS5 we still have before launch, the situation around Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered, and more! 

Sep 23, 2020
PS5 Price, Release Date, Launch Games, and More - Beyond Episode 666
01:04:00

On this week's packed episode of IGN's PlayStation Show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville, Lucy O'Brien, and Janet Garcia to discuss all the big reveals from the PS5 showcase, including PS5's price, the PS5 release date, the PS5 launch date, and the many lingering questions, and exciting possibilities about the PlayStation 5.

We dive into Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon's Souls, God of War's sequel, and... Hitch on UMD? Trust me, it makes sense in context.

Sep 17, 2020
PS5, PS4's Big Late 2020 Games (and Mysteries) - Beyond Episode 665
01:01:18

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, IGN's PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano for an episode even Pepe Silvia would marvel at.

The duo discusses what Sony's next movies should and could be for the PS5 following Xbox's Series X and Series S announcements, including when and what Sony might do when it comes to PS5 price, preorders, launch lineup, and games in 2020.

Plus, the duo looks ahead at the big games still to come for the PS4, and the PS5's launch window, in 2020 and beyond (BEYOND!), and Jonathon talks himself into three different arguments for and against PS5 launch dates.

Have questions, comments, Memory Card stories, or something else to share? Write in to beyond@ign.com!

Sep 09, 2020
PS5: Sony Looks to Have Even More Exclusives - Beyond Episode 664
54:47

BEYOND! On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville and Janet Garcia to catch up on all the big gaming news of the last couple weeks, including Sony's plans to acquire more studios and have more frequent exclusives going into the PS5. Plus, Astro Bot and Crash stop by to derail the show.

 

Sep 02, 2020
A Beyond! Thank You
13:57

There's no official episode this week, but Jonathon still got sappy and wanted to record a quick message to you all while we wait to get back to our regularly scheduled programming in two weeks.

Aug 26, 2020
Ghost of Tsushima's Surprise New Multiplayer - Beyond! Episode 663
01:07:24

BEYOND!

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, IGN's PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss the unexpected news of an upcoming Ghost of Tsushima co-op mode, and the current state of Sony's single and multiplayer approach.

Plus, more discussion about the upcoming WB Games reveals, talk of why we're loving Mortal Shell, Fall Guys, and hot new game Dark Souls III, and a look at Max Scoville's personal 10 favorite PS4 games.

Programming note: Beyond! will be off the air for the next two weeks while Gamescom is underway, but we'll be back the week of September 7.

Aug 19, 2020
Does Halo’s Delay Help PS5’s Launch? - Beyond! Episode 662
57:39

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss the impact Halo Infinite's delay may have on both the PS5 and Xbox Series X's launches, and the entire generation going forward. Plus, Suicide Squad game speculation, love for Fall Guys, and...horror movie talk? Spoooooky!

Aug 12, 2020
State of Play Reactions - Beyond Episode 661
50:24

On a special second episode this week of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville and Brian Altano to discuss Sony's latest State of Play presentations.

The cast goes into the PS4, PS5, and PSVR game reveals, what worked, what didn't, and what the future of State of Play can look like.

Aug 07, 2020
Will PS5's Big Questions Be Answered This Month? - Beyond Episode 660
01:27:56

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss the biggest PS4 and PS5 news around, even as we question whether we'll finally learn about the PS5 price and release date this month.

Plus, the cast dives into what they're playing, the big PlayStation updates for Marvel's Avengers, and Jonathon interviews some of the team behind Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, which is now available for PlayStation Plus subscribers!

Aug 05, 2020
Could Fall Guys Be The Next Rocket League? - Beyond Episode 659
01:10:50

This week on IGN's PlayStation show, Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and Tom Marks discuss August's PlayStation Plus games, which include the brand new Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, a slapstick take on battle royale that's already cleaning up on Twitch. The last totally unconventional multiplayer game to launch on PS+ was Rocket League. Meanwhile, a Doritos bag seemingly leaked the new Call of Duty logo, Hideo Kojima is NOT working on a horror game with Junji Ito (yet), Ghost of Tsushima gets a patch that makes the game more accessible but also more difficult, and Ubisoft was briefly working on a King Arthur-inspired game called "Avalon." If you have any complaints about this week's episode, please direct them to Jonathon when he's back from vacation.

Jul 29, 2020
Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (Spoilers!) - Podcast Beyond Episode 658
56:51

BEYOND!

On a special bonus episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano to speak with Sucker Punch's Jason Connell, the art and creative director of Ghost of Tsushima.

Full spoilers ahead! But Jason speaks with the two about the design of the world, combat, and our newest obsession, Ghost's photo mode. 

Learn about how GoT changed through development, how its black and white mode came to be called Kurosawa Mode, and much more.

Jul 24, 2020
PS5 Preorders Won't Be a Surprise - Beyond Episode 657
55:54

On this week's episode if IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien and Tom R. Marks to discuss the recent PS5 preorder rumors and news from Sony (don't worry, you don't have to run to Amazon just yet), Spider-Man PS5 news, and much more. Plus, the debate over #DiscsIn or #DiscsOut rages on as Lucy and Tom weigh in on the topic.

Jul 22, 2020
Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion Hands-On Impressions - Beyond Episode 656
59:03

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined (again!) by Brian Altano, Mitchell Saltzmann, and Janet Garcia, to discuss their hands-on time with some of Ubisoft's big, upcoming games. Janet and Brian discuss why they had so much fun in the world of Watch Dogs: Legion, and Mitchell discusses what did and didn't grab him about Assassin's Creed: Valhalla's hands-on.

Plus, it's maybe the 30th episode where we predict PS5 price and release dates, because rumors don't stop coming.

Jul 15, 2020
Ghost of Tsushima Review Impressions (Spoiler-Free) - Beyond Episode 655
52:54

IGN's weekly PlayStation show sits down to discuss what is possibly the last PS4 first-party exclusive, Ghost of Tsushima, Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, and Janet Garcia speak with reviewer Mitchell Saltzmann about his take on what makes Ghost of Tsushima so amazing in his review. And the rest of the cast gives their takes on what works, what doesn't, and what players can expect when they jump into the game.

Jul 14, 2020
Will PS5 Games Cost More? - Beyond Episode 654
57:07

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Tom R. Marks and DualShockers' Cam Hawkins to discuss the potential price increase PS5 games might bring, the state of FF7 Remake Part 2's Development, Tom's Marvel's Iron Man VR review, and some Kingdom Hearts. Because Jonathon is finally joined by a fellow Kingdom Hearts fan, so just let them have their fun, please.

Jul 08, 2020
The Last of Us Part 2: Neil Druckmann, Halley Gross Interview - Podcast Beyond! Special Episode
59:56

On a special episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, Jonathon Dornbush and Lucy O'Brien are joined by director Neil Druckmann and narrative lead Halley Gross for a SPOILER-FILLED talk about The Last of Us Part 2.

Druckmann and Gross dive into the plot, characters, and themes of the Naughty Dog sequel, indulging Jonathon and Lucy in their many questions about character motivations, scrapped ideas for the sequel, and how Ellie, Joel, and Abby's journeys developed throughout production.

Seriously, this conversation is full of spoilers, only watch if you've played through The Last of Us 2, or don't mind having the story spoiled for you. (Also, warning, this episode does contain some cursing.)

Jul 02, 2020
The Last of Us 2's Accessibility, Bugsnax Interview - Beyond Episode 653
01:17:55

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Steve Saylor, along with Lucy O'Brien and Janet Garcia, to discuss The Last of Us Part 2!

We break down some of the accessibility features and strides TLoU 2 takes in pushing gaming accessibility forward, as well as thoughts on PlayStation Plus' 10th anniversary and more.

Jul 01, 2020
The Last of Us Part 2 Impressions, Crash Bandicoot's Return - Beyond! Episode 652
01:02:23

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and special guest Kahlief Adams from Spawn on Me, to dive deeper into The Last of Us Part 2. The trio gets into some spoiler territory around the 22-minute mark, so be warned if you haven't finished playing the game.

Jun 24, 2020
PS5 Is Huge and Spider-Man: Miles Morales Updates - Beyond Episode 651
51:39

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond! Host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville and Tom R. Marks to discuss all the biggest news about PS5 that's come out since the PS5 games reveal event.

We discuss PS5's possible size, info about Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales and more PS5 games, plus Star Wars: Squadrons and plenty of other updates!

Jun 17, 2020
The Last of Us Part 2 Review Discussion (Spoiler-Free) - Beyond Episode 650
51:19
Jun 12, 2020
PS5's Games Showcase Wows Us - Beyond Episode 649
52:44

IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond! breaks down the packed, impressive PS5 games showcase. We discuss Horizon: Forbidden West, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Resident Evil 8: Village, and SO much more. Plus, we finally get to see the PS5.

Jun 12, 2020
PS5 Games Reveal Event Delayed - Podcast Beyond Episode 648
52:01

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by resident elderly Irish woman Lucy O'Brien, Blessing Adeoye, Jr. from Kinda Funny, and freelance journalist Funké Joseph.

The group discusses PlayStation's decision to delay the PS5 reveal event, discusses what we hope and wildly predict we might finally see at that event, and discuss what we're playing.

Jun 04, 2020
The Last of Us Part 2 State of Play Impressions - Beyond Episode 647
42:56

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien to break down everything we learned in the The Last of Us Part 2 State of Play presentation. We also discuss a bit of our hopes for the PS5 reveal event, which, naturally, was only a rumor when we recorded and then was officially announced 12 hours later.

Note: Unfortunately, we had a version of this episode that, due to technical issues, we lost the recording of, which featured the full cast. We'll return next week with coverage of the PS5 reveal event and more!

May 29, 2020
PS5 Games 'Soon' - What Is Sony's Next-Gen Lineup? - Beyond Episode 646
53:55

BEYOND!

On this week's episode if IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss the news that Sony will "soon" announce PS5 games. What do we expect to see? What do we (and you) hope might be announced for the next-gen launch? We talk about that, plus dive deep into Jonathon's interview with Sucker Punch's Jason Connell about the Ghost of Tsushima State of Play.

May 20, 2020
Ghost of Tsushima's State of Play Wowed Us - Beyond Episode 645
24:01

On a special episode of Podcast Beyond!, IGN's PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to break down everything in the Ghost of Tsushima PS4 State of Play. We discuss what excited us about the combat, open world, customization, and more from Sucker Punch's upcoming action-adventure open-world game.

May 14, 2020
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Remaster, Unreal PS5 Tech Demo - Beyond Episode 644
54:12

BEYOND!

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to talk about the biggest PlayStation news of the week, including the return of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Unreal's impressive Unreal Engine 5 PS5 tech demo, and much more.

May 13, 2020
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Spoilercast - A Podcast Beyond Special Episode
50:06

BEYOND!

Traveled to Midgar and back? Loved, hated, or confused by the Final Fantasy 7 Remake story? Well, Jonathon Dornbush, Tom Marks, Max Scoville, and Zach Ryan break down FF7 Remake in FULL SPOILERS. Seriously, we talk about the end of the game first so, like, go beat it if you don't want to have anything spoiled.

But then come listen as we discuss what did and didn't work about the story, the reimagining of Midgar, the awesome combat, and whether FF7 Remake felt like a full game — and where we hope the multi-part remake goes next.

We had so much to discuss, in fact, that we're considering a part two to the spoilercast! So, have your own FF7R thoughts? Email beyond@ign.com, and we may read some in the next round!

May 08, 2020
Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Gollum Give Us Look at PS5 Games - Beyond Episode 643
01:01:20

BEYOND!

On this week's episode if IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Tom R. Marks to break down the latest PS4 and PS5 news, including the recent reveals of Assassin's Creed Valhalla and The Lord of the Rings Gollum game, both of which are set for next-gen, PS5 releases.

We give our thoughts on these initial reveals, how they set the stage for more next-gen debuts, and more. (If you want to learn more about Valhalla, be sure to read Jonathon's interview with Assassin's Creed Valhalla director Ashraf Ismail.)

Plus, we discuss the latest updates in The Last of Us Part 2's leak situation, Tom's week of playing Uncharted and the original The Last of Us, a hopeful update to PSVR tech in the future, and much more.

May 07, 2020
PS4's Big Exclusives Shift Release Dates - Beyond Episode 642
51:20

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville, Lucy O'Brien, and Tom R. Marks to discuss the release date changes for The Last of Us 2 and Ghost of Tsushima, the unfortunate leaks for TLoU2 (don't worry, we keep it spoiler free), and much more. Plus, this episode may be haunted! We're very sorry the podcasts ghosts came in to haunt our show.

Apr 30, 2020
Will PS5's Be Tough to Get This Holiday? - Beyond Episode 641
49:56

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss the biggest news in the world of PlayStation. And with a recent report suggesting PS5's price point, and a limited supply of PS5 at its holiday launch date, the cast dives into what it might look like if it's tough to get a PS5 this holiday season, as well as how PS5 launch games could factor into sales, and much more. We also address more of the latest PS5 news and rumors, including a strange new PlayStation patent, and much more.

Apr 22, 2020
What GTA 6 Can Learn From Red Dead 2, GTA 5 - Beyond Episode 640
50:54

On this week's packed episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Max Scoville, and Brian Altano to discuss all the latest news and rumors, and shoot down some speculation in the world of PlayStation.

First, the cast tackles why that recent Ghost of Tsushima gameplay news may not be accurate, as well as why the rumors of all of PS4's exclusives possibly coming to PC soon is also inaccurate. Then, we dive into the reports, including IGN's own, about GTA 6 and the future of Rockstar, as well as what we hope to see from a GTA sequel and its gameplay, plus how it can learn from GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2.

We also dive into those rumors about Resident Evil 4 remake, the free PS4 games Sony is giving away, and more on what we're playing this week.

Apr 16, 2020
PS5's Surprise Controller Reveal, FF7 Remake Review Talk! - Beyond Episode 639
01:04:59

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville and Tom Marks to discuss Tom's Final Fantasy 7 Remake review. But before that happens, they discuss the surprise reveal of the PS5 controller, the DualSense, and all the details we learned about the PS5's new controller. Then, we dive into Tom's FF7 Remake review, discuss why we love the FF7 Remake gameplay, and a whole lot more.

Apr 08, 2020
The Last of Us 2, Iron Man VR Delay Reactions - Beyond Episode 638
36:29

IGN's weekly PlayStation show gathers for a special episode to react to the major news that The Last of Us Part 2 and Marvel's Iron Man VR have been delayed indefinitely. Jonathon Dornbush and Brian Altano discuss what this means for both games, how it could impact Ghost of Tsushima, and whether we'll continue to see further game delays, including the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Apr 04, 2020
Resident Evil 3 (Spoiler-Free) Impressions - Beyond Episode 637
54:42

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville discuss Resident Evil 3 Remake, which Beyond!'s own Lucy O'Brien reviewed for IGN.

We discuss what we loved and didn't about Resident Evil 3's gameplay, offer our spoiler-free impressions overall, and discuss what RE3 makes us hope for Resident Evil's future and what the series could look like on PS5.

Apr 01, 2020
Celebrating Bloodborne's 5th Anniversary - Beyond Episode 636
54:24

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to celebrate Bloodborne's 5th anniversary, reminiscing on why the game is still so beloved for PS4 players, what it's like to jump into the game now, and more.

Plus, we discuss the latest updates to Sony's PS5 backward compatibility stance, PS5's messaging overall, PS Plus games leaking for April, and much more.

Have a That One Thing or Memory Card story to share? Write in to beyond@ign.com!

Mar 25, 2020
Silent Hill Rumors And Your Questions Answered - Podcast Beyond Special
51:18

Between Podcast Beyond's, Jonathon Dornbush, Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and Lucy O'Brien sit down to answer your questions about rumors around Konami games possibly being revived, what we're playing during our time at home, whether we might see a delay in the next-gen consoles, and more!

Mar 20, 2020
PS5: Analyzing Sony's Next-Gen Tech Reveal - Podcast Beyond Episode 635
49:36

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, all the way from our remote studios, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to talk about all the latest PS5 news we've learned from Mark Cerny's tech deep dive. We discuss what the next-gen tech reveals might mean for the PS5, how it stacks up to the Xbox Series X, and what this reveal means for Sony's next-gen plans.

Mar 18, 2020
8 More Major PS4 Exclusives Dropping Before July - Beyond Episode 634
52:17

PS5 is still a while off, but between now and July, we have MLB The Show, Nioh 2, Predator Hunting Grounds, Persona 5 Royal, FF7 Remake, Iron Man VR, The Last of Us 2, and Ghost of Tsushima to hold us over. Not a bad sendoff for this console generation!

Mar 11, 2020
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Demo: What We Loved, What We Didn't - Beyond Episode 633
01:13:48

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville to offer our thoughts on the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo, along with some of your impressions of the remake's opening.

Plus, we dive into the postponement of GDC, celebrate the PS2's 20th anniversary, and more.

Mar 04, 2020
Horizon Zero Dawn Retrospective and Sequel Hopes - A Beyond! Special Episode
55:11

On a special episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to look back at Horizon on its third anniversary, breaking down what we still love, what we wish worked a bit better, and why we're so excited for a would-be sequel.

Plus, we include some of YOUR thoughts on the game and what you'd want in a sequel.

Feb 28, 2020
Patents Reveal DualShock 5 May Sense Your FEAR - Beyond Episode 632
01:13:58

On this episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Max Scoville fills in for Jonathon (who's off at the rodent park again) and is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and IGN UK's special operative and international man of mystery, Simon Cardy.

We discuss some new patents for a DualShock 5 attachment that suggest a heart rate and sweat sensor, Sony not being the only company pulling out of conventions due to Coronavirus concerns, some awesome-sounding Resident Evil 3 Remake impressions, our problems with vomit and arctic levels, Simon's hands-on time with Persona 5 Royal, that new Samurai Jack game, and of course, Bloodborne.

Have a question, comment, Memory Card story, or That One Thing submission? Write in to beyond@ign.com! Want to buy a Beyond shirt? Check out the recently opened IGN store!

Feb 26, 2020
How PS5's Price May Be Impacted by Its Production - Beyond Episode 631
01:26:09

BEYOND!

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano....and just Brian as the rest of the cast was away to break down all the latest PS5 info and rumors. Brian and Jonathon discuss the PS5 price speculation that its production could be causing Sony trouble in keeping its price down, while also jumping into recent Sony AI patent news, and much more.

Plus, Jonathon is joined by Damoun "Shabs" from the Firewall Zero Hour developer team at First Contact to discuss Firewall's availability on PlayStation Plus, its new season of content, and the community around the game.

Feb 19, 2020
How Dreams Kicks Off PS4's Exciting 2020 - Beyond Episode 630
01:28:01

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Ryan McCaffrey, and Tom Marks to take a look at PS4's exciting 2020 lineup of exclusives.

Kicking off with Dreams, Jonathon and Lucy are joined by Abbie Heppe and Siobhan Reddy of Media Molecule to discuss Dreams' imminent launch, its early access beta period, and its encouraging community.

Then, the rest of the cast dives into Ryan's MLB The Show 20 preview, thoughts on FF7 Remake, The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Predator: Hunting Grounds, and much more!

Feb 12, 2020
Discussing PS5's Latest Reveal and Price Rumors - Beyond Episode 629
01:10:51

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss the latest rumors of PS5's reveal event, as well as when we could potentially hear more about PS5's price, launch games, and release date.

Plus, we also take a look at new Rockstar Games news about Dan Houser leaving, PlayStation Plus games for February, and much more. And, of course, Bloodborne.

Have a Memory Card, That One Thing, or other submission? Write in to beyond@ign.com!

Feb 05, 2020
Resident Evil 8 Rumors, PS5 Speculation, and More! - Beyond Episode 628
01:19:26

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Tom R. Marks to discuss Resident Evil 8 rumors. With news that RE8 might feature werewolves and first-person, we speculate about what the Resident Evil sequel could include.

Additionally, the cast speculations about a PS5 reveal event, wondering what PS5 details we might learn whenever an event, whether in February or later, actually happens. Plus, we delve into Dreams on PS4, introduce a new segment, and talk about much more.

Jan 29, 2020
Will PS5 Be Affected By All These Game Delays? - Beyond Episode 627
01:07:37

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to lament all of the big video game delays, and whether these big dates might mean anything for the PS5 and its launch lineup.

The cast discusses the delays of Cyberpunk 2077, Marvel's Avengers, Dying Light 2, Marvel's Iron Man VR, and more that have all suddenly changed the 2020 release landscape. We discuss what these delays could mean, if anything, for PS5's launch and launch window games, as well as whether this gives us any better of an idea of next-gen's launch.

Have a Memory Card story or favorite game element to tell us about? Write in to beyond@ign.com!

Jan 22, 2020
Sony Skips E3 2020! Does Sony Even Need E3? - Podcast Beyond Episode 626
01:32:23

Beloved host Jonathon Dornbush is on a rodent-themed vacation in the lush, verdant hamlet of Anaheim, CA while fan-favorite elderly Irish woman Lucy O'Brien has taken a trip to News Island. In their stead, join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Matt Kim, and Janet Garcia as they discuss the thrilling delays of Square Enix's most anticipated games, our 2019 PlayStation Wrap-Up stats, and what color the PlayStation 5 should be.

Toss a coin to your Witcher and toss an email to your podcasters at Beyond@IGN.com

Jan 15, 2020
PS5 News, Rumors, and Predictions - Beyond Episode 625
01:22:27

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Podcast Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville to discuss everything we know, and don't, about the PS5 so far. The cast breaks down news, rumors, and offers up some predictions about what we hope to see from the PS5 this year.

Have a question, comment, or Memory Card story? Write in to beyond@ign.com!

Jan 08, 2020
PS4 and PS5 Exclusives We Hope Get Announced - Beyond Episode 624
01:05:16

On this week's episode of Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien for the last episode they recorded in 2019 to discuss their hopes for 2020, a lookback at 2019, and much more. 

Have a question, comment, Memory Card story, or something else you'd like to share with the cast? Email us at beyond@ign.com!

Jan 03, 2020
The 2020 PS4 Games We Can't Wait to Play - Beyond Episode 623
49:57

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville to answer YOUR viewer and listener questions, kicking things off with a debate about which 2020 game we can't wait to play.

The cast debates whether we're more excited for Cyberpunk 2077, The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, or Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Plus, we answer more questions from listeners and viewers about games of the generation we didn't see but wish we did, cast emotes, and holiday traditions.

Dec 24, 2019
What Xbox Series X May Mean for PS5 - Beyond Episode 622
01:03:53

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss the recent Xbox Series X next-gen announcements and what they might mean for the PS5 and Sony's future planned announcements for its upcoming system.

Plus, the cast also dives into the rest of The Game Awards news, Ghost of Tsushima's pretty new trailer, and much more ahead of the holiday.

Dec 18, 2019
Anayzing Sony's Final 2019 State of Play - Beyond Episode 621
01:11:58

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Ryan McCaffrey to discuss the final PlayStation State of Play of 2019.

The crew tackles the big announcements like Resident Evil 3, Predator: Hunting Grounds' release date, Ghost of Tsushima's teaser for a Game Awards trailer, and more. Plus the cast also discusses MLB: The Show's multiplatform future, Max's hands-on time with Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, and much more.

Dec 11, 2019
Celebrating PlayStation's 25th Anniversary - Beyond Episode 620
01:02:04

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss our favorite games from each home console generation of PlayStation in honor of PlayStation's 25th anniversary.

The group runs down their favorites from the PS1, PS2, PS3, and PS4, including Bloodborne, Uncharted 2, God of War, Metal Gear Solid, SIlent Hill, and much more.

Dec 04, 2019
The Game Awards 2019 Winners and Announcements Predictions - Beyond Episode 619
55:17

On this episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Tom Marks to discuss their predictions for The Game Awards 2019.

Since the whole cast is out of office this week for the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., the cast lays out their early predictions for The Game Awards winners and announcements, including guesses about those RE3 rumors, hopes of a Batman game finally being shown, and more.

Nov 27, 2019
Breaking Down PS5 Controller's Possible Design Details - Beyond Episode 618
01:27:12

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss new PS5 controller patents and what they may tell us about the PS5's new controller. We speculate about, should these patents be true, what the removal of the light bar might mean for PSVR games, and why the touchpad returns, as well as much more analysis.

Plus, the gang discusses some other big news around the world of gaming, and offers their impressions for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, for which Lucy O'Brien also joins the show to discuss her time with Respawn's new Star Wars game.

Have a question, comment, or Memory Card story? Write in to beyond@ign.com!

Nov 20, 2019
Death Stranding SPOILERCAST - Our Favorite Moments
52:33

There is a TON to unpack from Hideo Kojima's latest post-apocalyptic epic. So join IGN's Max Scoville, Mark Medina, Tina Amini, and Sam Claiborn as they sit down to discuss what did or didn't work with Death Stranding. From its intricate story to its interesting take on online play, thoughts were had.

Nov 19, 2019
Death Stranding: Our, and Your, Post-Launch Impressions - Beyond Episode 617
54:53

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation podcast, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to talk a bit more about Death Stranding now that it is launched and available worldwide. We discuss some of our extended thoughts on Hideo Kojima's latest, as well as read many Beyond viewers and listeners' impressions of Death Stranding so far.

Plus, the cast also dives into Kojima's recent comments about Death Stranding reviews, break down our thoughts on the Sony exec shakeup ahead of the PS5, and much more.

Nov 13, 2019
Horizon Zero Dawn 2: What We Want From a Horizon Sequel - Beyond Episode 616
01:04:26

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien and Brian Altano to discuss what we would like to see from a Horizon Zero Dawn 2. With job listings that suggest Guerrilla Games is working on a Horizon sequel, the cast hypothesizes on what we might see, what we hope changes and stays the same, and factors in some of your suggestions.

Plus, the cast also discusses some of the latest PlayStation news, like Nioh 2's beta, the PlayStation Plus games for November, and much more before taking a look back at the launch of the PS4 in a new recurring segment.

Have questions, comments, or something else you'd like to say about the show? Email us at beyond@ign.com!

Nov 06, 2019
Death Stranding: 2019's Most Divisive Game - Beyond Episode 615
49:57

On a special episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Mark Medina about the opening three chapters of Death Stranding and our impressions of Hideo Kojima's latest adventure. 

Avoiding any major spoilers, the cast discusses their disparate feelings about the opening chapters, IGN's Death Stranding review, and more on the game.

Nov 01, 2019
Will Death Stranding's PC Port Hurt Its PS4 Launch? - Beyond Episode 614
01:19:28

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Podcast Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville to discuss Death Stranding's PC port confirmation and its lack of PS4 exclusivity, Sony's trademarks of the PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9, and PS10 and whether that means we'll be seeing a lot more PlayStation exclusives.

The duo talks about some more news, like the Fallout 76 Fallout 1st blunders, while Max offers his thoughts on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and The Outer Worlds and Jonathon discusses his Afterparty review.

Have questions, comments, or Memory Card stories? Send them to beyond@ign.com.

Timecodes:
00:00 - Intro
1:05 - News Crunch (Death Stranding)
9:04 - PS Vue is ending
11:57 - PS6-10 trademarks
15:07 - Max's DBZ: Kakarot impressions
22:10 - Fallout 1st debacle
27:50 - Dreams news
33:22 - Max's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare impressions
42:46 - Max's The Outer Worlds impressions
50:40 - Jonathon's Afterparty review discussion
58:15 - Questions
1:11:05 - Memory Card and Outro

Oct 30, 2019
Why The Last of Us Part 2 Delay Doesn't Worry Us - Beyond Episode 613
27:40

Surprise! A bonus Podcast Beyond! arrives this week, as host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, Lucy O'Brien, and Peppers Scoville for an emergency meeting to discuss The Last of Us Part 2's delay to May 2020 from its original February 2020 release date.

Oct 24, 2019
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Could Be a Game of the Year Contender - Beyond Episode 612
01:03:29

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville to discuss Brian's hands-on impressions of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Ahead of Fallen Order's close release, the cast discusses why Brian loved the gameplay and exploration, the lack of Fallen Order's microtransactions and pay-to-win elements, and how it's shaping up to be a Game of the Year contender.

The cast also breaks down what we've seen regarding alleged PS5 dev kit leaks, and what those alleged designs might actually mean for the PS5's actual hardware. Could it really have a whacky V shape? Probably not, but the cast breaks down what they'd like to see from the new hardware and much more.

Oct 23, 2019
What PS5 Launch Games We Could (and Hope to) See - Beyond Episode 611
01:03:35

On this week's episode if IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!,host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville, Lucy O'Brien, and Tom R. Marks to discuss the PS5 launch games we hope to see and think we might actually get. We also include some of your suggestions about games we could and should see as we speculate about the PS5 launch and its exclusives.

Oct 17, 2019
Breaking Down Those New PS5 Details - Beyond Episode 610
01:40:21

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Max Scoville is joined by Brian Altano and Tom Marks to discuss all the big new PS5 news, like its official name and new controller details, and much more.

Plus, Jonathon Dornbush is joined by members of developer Pixelopus to discuss the studio's new first-party PS4 exclusive, Concrete Genie

  • 00:00 - Intro
  • 1:45 - News Crunch - PS5 name, controller details, and more news
  • 39:57 - Concrete Genie Interview with Dominic Robilliard and Jeff Sangalli of Pixelopus
  • 1:26:35 - What We’re Playing and wrap-up
Oct 09, 2019
How Will PlayStation's Major Exec Departure Affect PS5? - Beyond Episode 509
58:47

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and Tom R. Marks to discuss Shawn Layden's departure from Sony as SIE Worldwide Studios Chairman and how, if at all, it will affect the PS5.

Plus, they talk about PlayStation Now's big price drop, if Sony can compete with Xbox GamePass, Last of Us Part 2's lack of multiplayer, and much more!

And yes, Jonathon knows he said the wrong episode number.

Have a question, Memory Card story, or other comment? Email beyond@ign.com!

Oct 02, 2019
The Last of Us Part 2 Hands-On Impressions - Beyond 608
51:35

Host of IGN's weekly PlayStation show Podcast Beyond Jonathon Dornbush played over two hours of The Last of Us Part II, so Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville ask him all of their questions about his hands-on experience. Plus, the cast breaks down the latest State of Play!

Sep 26, 2019
Your PlayStation Questions Answered! - Beyond Episode 607
42:50

On IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to answer your questions in a special listener and viewer mailbag episode ahead of this week's State of Play.

We'll have a second episode later this week to cover all the biggest State of Play news, so stay tuned!

Sep 24, 2019
Will Death Stranding Reviews Be Divisive? - Beyond Episode 606
54:42

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss more Death Stranding news and gameplay impressions, as well as what we think the review discussion around Death Stranding will look like.

00:00 - Intro
2:15 - News Crunch - Death Stranding
21:50 - GameStop redesign news
33:20 - Final Fantasy 7 remake's Classic mode
36:50 - COD and Nioh 2 news (or Nier, if you're Lucy)
43:05 - Questions from listeners and viewers
46:50 - Memory Card
48:45 - Trophy Test

Sep 18, 2019
Why Death Stranding's Huge New Gameplay Demo Has Us Excited - Beyond Episode 605
01:06:19

On IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville discuss all the latest Death Stranding gameplay, the hint of more Last of Us Part 2 news to come, and much more.

Timecodes:
00:00 - Intro and Jonathon’s ramblings
2:58 - Max’s Yakuza 7 reaction
12:20 - The Last of Us Part 2 event is happening!
19:56 - Death Stranding Gameplay
41:05 - Project Resistance
46:17 - Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot release date
48:45 - Final Fantasy VII Remake
52:27 - What we’re playing
1:00:17 - Memory Card

Sep 14, 2019
Avengers, Iceborne, and More Hands-On Impressions! - Beyond Episode 604
01:17:54

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Tom R. Marks, and Brian Altano to discuss Tom's Monster Hunter World: Iceborne review, Jonathon and Lucy's time playing Avengers, and much more!

 

Have a question, Memory Card story, or general comment about the show? Email beyond@ign.com!

Sep 04, 2019
Why Control Is One of Our Favorite Games of 2019 - A Beyond Interlude
44:34

Taking a break from regularly scheduled Beyond programming (a full, normal episode will return next week), Jonathon Dornbush and Janet Garcia break down why they love Remedy's Control so much.

Send in your questions, Memory Card stories, and Trophy Test ideas to beyond@ign.com.

Aug 28, 2019
Why We're So Excited About Sony Buying Spider-Man PS4 Studio Insomniac - Beyond Episode 603
01:01:47

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation Show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Tom Marks and Janet Garcia to discuss the exciting news of Insomniac Games being bought by Sony, and what that means for Spider-Man, Ratchet & Clank, and more.

Plus, we give impressions about the new Death Stranding and Avengers footage, check in on a Memory Card story, and play a round of Trophy Test.

Aug 21, 2019
Why P.T. Still Scares Us 5 Years Later - Beyond Episode 602
01:02:17

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien and Max Scoville to reminisce about P.T.: The Playable Teaser, look ahead to Gamescom, and discuss all the other various news in the world of PlayStation this week.

Have a question, comment, Memory Card story, or Trophy Test idea? Write in to beyond@ign.com!

Aug 14, 2019
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and Outer Worlds Impressions - Beyond Episode 601
01:11:16

Host Jonathon Dornbush is joined this week by Casey DeFritas, Tom Marks, and Jon Ryan to discuss Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and The Outer Worlds impressions, plus much more on this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond.

Aug 07, 2019
PS4's Huge Sales Milestone and PlayStation Memories - Beyond Episode 600
01:37:51

Beyond! On this week's 600th(!) episode, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville to discuss Concrete Genie, PS4 sales, and much more.

A huge thank you to our guest contributors (in order of appearance) Jeremy Dunham, Jared Petty, Barrett Courtney, and Greg Miller for sending along their Episode 600 well wishes. And to all the listeners at home — thank you all so much for tuning in. Beyond!

Aug 02, 2019
Breaking Down New Death Stranding Details - Beyond Episode 599
01:18:43

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush, Lucy O'Brien, Tom Marks, and Ronny Barrier discuss new Death Stranding details, Spider-Man PS4's sales success, and much more.

Jul 24, 2019
Listener Mailbag Beyond Special - A Beyond Interlude
44:58

BEYOND! With much of the staff out of office for Comic-Con and not too many major releases out, host Jonathon Dornbush and Lucy O'Brien sit down for a Beyond interlude, answering viewer and listener mail, talking about some great Memory Card stories, and much more.

Jul 17, 2019
Our Favorite Games of 2019 So Far - Beyond 598
01:42:32

Jonathon Dornbush, Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and a briefly appearing Lucy O'Brien discuss our favorite games of the year so far, break down some of the latest news, and discuss some amazing Memory Card stories (and your questions!).

Jul 11, 2019
Why Sony's PS5 Strategy Makes Sense - Beyond Episode 597
01:23:05

Host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Tom Marks, and Max Scoville for IGN's weekly PlayStation show to discuss the latest reports on Sony's PS5 plans, PlayStation Plus, and much more.

Jul 03, 2019
Will Next-Gen Erase Load Times? - Beyond Episode 596
55:15

BEYOND! This week, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano (Lucy and Max...and much of the office were unfortunately busy or out) for a discussion about Ape Escape's anniversary, a new patent that could make load times a thing of the past, answer your questions, and more!

Jun 26, 2019
Beyond Bonus Episode - E3 Extravaganza
01:52:48

BEYOND! and hello everyone. Welcome to a very special episode of Beyond, recorded on June 13, the final night of E3 2019. Jonathon Dornbush, Tom Marks, Lucy O'Brien, Jon Ryan, Janet Garcia, Miranda Sanchez, and Casey DeFreitas discuss their favorite games from E3 in a very special, very long episode.

Jun 21, 2019
Sony Skipped E3: Did It Hurt PlayStation or Not? - Beyond Episode 595
01:20:46

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien and Tom Marks to discuss the biggest games of E3, whether Sony's absence actually had an impact, and much more!

Jun 19, 2019
Our E3 Predictions (And Hopes for a PlayStation Surprise) - Beyond Episode 594
01:27:30

IGN's weekly PlayStation show breaks down all the leaks and announcements ahead of E3, and gives our predictions for the show, even if Sony isn't attending this year. (But we still have hopes for a last-minute PlayStation surprise.)

This week's lineup includes host Jonathon Dornbush, Lucy O'Brien, Ronny Barrier, and IGN UK's Simon Cardy!

Have a question, comment, Memory Card story, or Trophy Test suggestion? Email beyond@ign.com.

Jun 05, 2019
Death Stranding Reactions + Two Great PSVR Games - Beyond Episode 593
01:40:02

BEYOND!

On this week's episode, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Tom Marks to discuss Trover Saves the Universe, Blood & Truth, and a lot more.

Plus, Max and Jonathon interrupt the episode to give their reactions to the new Death Stranding trailer and its release date. (You will hear some speculation before we saw the trailer, followed by our post-reaction!)

Have questions, comments, Memory Card stories, or Trophy Test suggestions? Send them to beyond@ign.com

May 30, 2019
How Sony's PS5 Plan Still Supports the PS4 - Beyond Episode 592
01:15:31

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien and Max Scoville to discuss all of the latest PS5 and PS4 news, PlayStation's voyage into TV and film production, and much more!

Have a question, comment, or Memory Card story? Write in to beyond@ign.com!

May 22, 2019
How PlayStation Can Have an E3 Presence Without Being There - Beyond Episode 591
01:00:29

Jonathon Dornbush, Max Scoville, and Brian Altano discuss how Sony can stay in the E3 conversation without attending, plus much more!

May 15, 2019
Did the Second PlayStation State of Play Deliver? - Beyond Bonus Episode
46:39

In a bonus Beyond! this week, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville to discuss the second State of Play showcase - FF7 remake! MediEvil! Monster Hunter World! - and whether it improved upon the first. 

Have a question for the show or a Memory Card story to share? Email us at beyond@ign.com!

May 10, 2019
The Joys of Dreams Early Access - Beyond Episode 590
01:47:07

On this episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Ronny Barrier, Brian Altano, and Max Scoville to discuss EA Access, Borderlands 3, Days Gone, and more. Plus, the devs behind Dreams join us to discuss some of Early Access' most exciting creations.

Timecodes:

  • 00:00 - Intro + Welcoming Ronny!
  • 1:59 - Newscrunch intro
  • 2:40 - EA Access coming to PS4
  • 19:55 - PlayStation Plus May free games
  • 24:50 - Days Gone patch updates
  • 41:20 - Dreams dev interview
  • 1:10:45 - Borderlands 3 gameplay discussion
  • 1:15:27 - Ghost Recon speculation + Max talks about Avatar
  • 1:25:46 - John Wick Hex announced!
  • 1:28:25 - State of Play
  • 1:34:33 - Memory Card
  • 1:40:44 - What we’re playing and wrap-up

As always, write in to beyond@ign.com with any questions, comments, or Memory Card ideas.

May 08, 2019
Our Days Gone Spoiler-Free Impressions - Beyond Episode 589
01:09:52

Host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Lucy O'Brien, Jon Ryan, and Janet Garcia to discuss their Days Gone impressions and more!

Timecodes:

00:00 - Show Intro
2:30 - News Crunch
12:50 - Days Gone review discussion and spoiler-free impressions
47:30 - Days Gone impressions from Beyond Facebook group
57:18 - Memory Card
1:08:10 - Wrap-up

Have a question, Memory Card story, or comment? Write in to beyond@ign.com!

May 01, 2019
Guessing the PS5's Price - Beyond Episode 588
01:24:01

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and (temporarily by) Seth Macy to discuss more PS5 news, Kingdom Hearts 3's Critical Mode update, March NPD results, and more.

Jonathon is also joined mid-episode by Camouflaj's Ryan Payton to discuss the making of Marvel's Iron Man VR.

 

Timecodes:

  • 2:20 - News Crunch
  • 47:50 - Marvel's Iron Man VR Interview with Ryan Payton
  • 1:08:15 - NPD March Results!
  • 1:14:51 - Memory Card
  • 1:18:20 - What We're Playing/Outro
Apr 24, 2019
Breaking Down Those PS5 Confirmed Details - Beyond Episode 587
01:10:39

Jonathon Dornbush, Lucy O'Brien, and Tom Marks discuss all the new, official details we've learned about the PS5, potential Horizon Zero Dawn sequel news, a God of War card game, and more.

Apr 17, 2019
How Days Gone Aims for Fun Above All - Beyond Episode 586
01:30:44

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Jon Ryan to discuss Jon's trip to Bend Studio to learn more about Days Gone.

  • 00:00 - Intro
  • 00:06 - Intro/Jonathon wants to talk about Grease (Max says a curse)
  • 01:30 - Video announcement!
  • 05:12 - News Crunch (PS5 controller rumor, Jedi Fallen Order speculation, Judgment’s removed actor)
  • 38:16 - JR’s visit to Bend Studio to discuss Days Gone
  • 58:40 - Tom Marks discusses his first BioShock experience
  • 1:11:24 - Memory Card
  • 1:25:10 - Housekeeping/What We’re Playing
Apr 10, 2019
Iron Man VR, Blood & Truth, and More PSVR Impressions - Beyond Episode 585
01:18:29

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville discuss all the biggest PlayStation news of the last week, offer impressions on some awesome-looking PSVR games to come, share a fun Tony Hawk's Pro Skater memory, and more!

  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 1:45 - News Crunch (Borderlands 3, Driveclub, PS Plus and more!)
  • 34:40 - PSVR Impressions
  • 57:12 - Memory Card
  • 1:07:07 - Trophy Test
  • 1:11:30 - What We’re Playing

As always, if you have questions or memories you'd like to share, write in at beyond@ign.com!

Apr 03, 2019
Did the First PlayStation State of Play Meet Our Expectations? - Beyond Episode 584
01:02:45

On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Zach Ryan discuss the first State of Play presentation, our Sekiro impressions, and more!

 

Timecodes:

  • 1:10 - State of Play Discussion
  • 22:22:30 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice impressions
  • 48:30 - Zach and Brian leave to rank Switch games
  • 50:01 - Memory Card stories from Tyler and Max!
  • 1:00:41 - Housekeeping

Have questions or Memory Card stories for the show? Write in at beyond@ign.com!

Mar 27, 2019
Could Google Stadia Affect PS5? + Falcon Age Interview! - Beyond Episode 583
01:15:59

On this episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation podcast, Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Eka from Outerloop Games to discuss Falcon Age on PS4/PSVR. Plus, Jonathon, Brian, and Max discuss No Man's Sky, Days Gone, Google's Stadia announcement, and more!

 

Timecodes:

  • 00:00 - intro
  • 02:38 - News Crunch/No Man's Sky Beyond
  • 18:26 - Days Gone's Photo Mode
  • 23:31 - Apex Legends and MK11 news
  • 24:45 - Google's Stadia announcement
  • 40:39 - Interview with Falcon Age's Eka
  • 1:01:32 - Memory Card
  • 1:07:37 - Brapid Fire
Mar 20, 2019
Bloodborne, Sekiro, and Why We Like Difficult Games - Beyond Episode 582
01:04:15

On this week's episode, Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, Lucy O'Brien, and Max Scoville discuss Days Gone going gold, Remote Play on iOS, and more. Plus, the cast dives into our recent re-exploration of Bloodborne and why we love difficult games, and whether a difficult game is automatically a good one.

Mar 13, 2019
Our Days Gone Hands-On Impressions - Beyond Episode 581
56:44
Mar 07, 2019
How Can Anthem Survive Post-Launch? - Beyond Episode 580
01:09:49

Anthem is now in the wild, but does it have a strong enough foundation to survive while receiving the updates it needs? IGN's PlayStation Show discusses this, Massive's Avatar Project,Dreams announcement, and say goodbye to Andrew Goldfarb.

Feb 28, 2019
Is Far Cry New Dawn Weird Enough? - Beyond 579
51:52

Is Far Cry too weird, or not weird enough? IGN's PlayStation Show discusses this, as well as Anthem's place in gaming, Andrew's Kingdom Hearts 3 thoughts, and a special Persona 5 trophy test!

Feb 21, 2019
How Can Sony Control the Conversation Without E3? - Beyond 578
55:40

IGN's PlayStation show discusses Shawn Layden's comments regarding E3, as well as Apex Legends, and whether or not too many games are coming out this week. Beyond!

Feb 14, 2019
Breaking Down Those PS5 Rumors - Beyond Episode 577
01:03:03

IGN's Playstation show breaks down the big PS5 rumors of the week, including first-party studios allegedly focusing on next-gen, and rumblings about rumored backward compatibility. Plus, PlayStation Plus, Apex Legends, and more!

Feb 07, 2019
Was Kingdom Hearts 3 Worth the Wait? - Beyond Episode 576
58:55

IGN’s weekly PlayStation show offers their spoiler-free Kingdom Hearts 3 impressions and discuss whether the long wait was worth it for this RPG sequel! Plus, Quantic Dream, Resident Evil 2, and more topics!

Jan 31, 2019
Resident Evil 2 Scared Us, and We Loved It - Beyond Episode 575
01:01:43

Host of IGN's weekly PlayStation show Beyond!, Jonathon Dornbush, is joined by Lucy O'Brien and Brian Altano to discuss Resident Evil 2 impressions. Then, Andrew Goldfarb joins the show to talk Dreams closed beta creations, Brian's visit to PAX South for Days Gone, and take a Sly Cooper Trophy Test!

Jan 25, 2019
Will PS4's Biggest Exclusives Come Out in 2019? - Beyond Episode 574
58:52

IGN's weekly PlayStation show breaks down when we think we'll see The last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, and Death Stranding, plus the confirmed 2019 games we're excited to see.

 

Then, Jonathon gives an exclusive Kingdom Hearts 3 preview, drinks a Mountain Dew, and hosts a Resident Evil Trophy Test.

Jan 18, 2019
Sony Shouldn't Rush to Release the PS5 Soon - Beyond Episode 573
01:01:51

IGN's weekly PlayStation show discusses when we'll see the PS5, and if we even feel like we need it yet, as well as preview Resident Evil 2, Kingdom Hearts 3, and take a new Trophy Test!

Jan 10, 2019
Looking Back at God of War (Almost) a Year Later with Cory Barlog - Beyond 572
01:03:50

The Beyond crew is joined by God of War's director, Cory Barlog, to reflect back on the year and artistic process of making games.

Dec 27, 2018
PlayStation's 2018 Year in Review - Beyond 571
01:00:46

The Beyond crew got together this week to look back at how PlayStation did in 2018, share what characters they want in Mortal Kombat 11, and to talk about the recent Kingdom Hearts trailer!

Dec 21, 2018
Unexpected 2019 Games We Can't Wait to Play - Beyond 570
01:03:15

In light of The Game Awards and Kinda Funny Showcase announcements, the Beyond crew breaks down what 2019 game they just learned about and are excited to play.

Dec 13, 2018
What Is 2018's Best PS4 Exclusive Game? - Beyond 569
01:02:28

The Beyond crew gets together this week to talk about the best PS4 exclusive games this year, make some quick Game Awards predictions, and take a look at what's coming to the PS4 early next year.

Dec 06, 2018
Red Dead Online is Off To a Promising Start - Beyond 568
43:16

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Beyond!, Max Scoville is filling in for the usual host Jonathon Dornbush, and he's joined by Brian Altano, Tina Amini, and Andrew Goldfarb.

The big topics this week are the beta for Red Dead Online, which is off to a considerably smoother start than Grand Theft Auto V had, half a decade ago. There are some rumors of a new Alien game being announced at The Game Awards, and Andrew is very excited about those new Persona dancing games.

We're having a LIVE Beyond! event on December 10th in San Francisco, grab a ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ign-beyond-presented-by-playstation-vr-tickets-52643082878

This episode of Beyond! is sponsored by Borderlands VR, PlayStation VR, and ForHims.

Nov 29, 2018
Games We're Thankful For - A Beyond Thanksgiving Special
54:59

Jonathon Dornbush gets into the spirit of Thanksgiving and brings several members of IGN onto the show to share what they're thankful for this year.

Nov 21, 2018
Bonus: IGN's Red Dead 2 Spoilercast
01:04:49

Tina Amini is joined by Destin Legarie, Jon Ryan, and Casey DeFreitas to talk about all of the Red Dead 2 spoilers that need to be talked about!

Nov 19, 2018
Is the Next-Gen Exclusive Race Already Heating Up? - Beyond 567
01:10:41

The Beyond crew gets together to talk about the possible exclusives for next-gen, the upcoming Spidey DLC, and why Tetris Effect is so dang cool.

Nov 15, 2018
Is Red Dead 2's Story Lost in Its Open World? - Beyond 566
57:29

The Beyond crew gets together this week to talk about MORE Red Dead, their hype on Tetris Effect, and the possibility of Bloodborne 2!

Nov 08, 2018
Does Red Dead 2 Try To Be Too Realistic? - Beyond Episode 565
01:05:41

The Beyond crew share their impressions of Red Dead Redemption 2, the PlayStation Classic lineup, and Max's trip to Japan!

Nov 01, 2018
PS4's 'Next Wave' of Exclusive Games Has Us Excited - Beyond 564
01:30:22

Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Beyond! alum, Greg Miller, to talk about upcoming PS4 games, the new Spider-Man DLC, and if GTA V will actually like Red Dead 2.

Oct 25, 2018
Breaking Down That Controversial Red Dead 2 Quote - Beyond Episode 563
01:09:00

IGN's weekly PlayStation show, hosted by Jonathon Dornbush, breaks down the controversy surrounding a quote about Red Dead Redemption 2's development. Then, the crew discusses Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Spider-Man DLC, and more!

Oct 18, 2018
Our Dream PS5 Launch Games - Beyond 562
01:06:11

This week the Beyond crew talks about what launch games they want for PS5, Borderlands 2 in VR, and some of the best side quests ever!

Oct 11, 2018
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the Black Flag Spiritual Successor We Wanted - Beyond 561
01:14:34

The Beyond crew assembles this week to talk about their thoughts on Assassin's Creed Odyssey, the alleged leaked Harry Potter game, and possibly PSVR's best game this fall!

Oct 04, 2018
Your PlayStation Classic Questions Answered! - Beyond Episode 560
57:38

On this week's episode of Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, and Max Scoville answer some lingering questions about the PlayStation Classic, and dive into Telltale Games' mass layoffs, Death Stranding's TGS trailer, and, of course, a little Kingdom Hearts 3.

Sep 27, 2018
Is Spider-Man's Developer Already Teasing a New Game? - Beyond Ep. 559
01:06:24

The Beyond crew assembles this week to discuss life after Spider-Man, the mysterious PS4 6.00 update, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider!

Sep 20, 2018
Spider-Man PS4 SPOILERCAST with Bryan Intihar - A Beyond Special
01:07:10

The Beyond crew is joined by Spider-Man's creative director, Bryan Intihar, as they talk about their favorite things about the game in this special spoilercast!

Sep 13, 2018
Our Spoiler-Free Spider-Man PS4 Review Discussion - IGN Beyond Episode 558
01:03:45

BEYOND!

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush, as well as panelists Brian AltanoMax Scoville, and Mark Medina, give you their spoiler-free impressions of Marvel's Spider-Man. The cast also breaks down this month's PS Plus free games list, talks about other new releases, and answers a few of your spoiler-free Spider-Man questions. 

Sep 06, 2018
Addressing Our Cyberpunk 2077 Concerns - IGN Beyond Ep. 557
52:00

This week on IGN's PlayStation show Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush and panelists Brian AltanoMax Scoville, and Tom Marks discuss what we loved, and have some reservations about, in the new Cyberpunk demo, discuss the latest on Shovel Knight, and take a look ahead at the busy fall season.

Aug 30, 2018
Beyond Episode 556: Why We Love the PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition
01:08:09

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush and panelists Brian AltanoMax Scoville, and Tom Marks show off the latest special PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition, and talk Cyberpunk 2077, Firewall: Zero Hour, Guacamelee! 2, and much more!

Aug 23, 2018
IGN Beyond Episode 555: Don't Expect We Happy Few to Be Like BioShock
01:09:25

This week on IGN's PlayStation show Beyond, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined at first by Brian AltanoMax Scoville,Cassidee Moser, and Brendan Graeber to discuss Brendan's We Happy Few review, Cassidee's review of the first episode in the final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead, Spider-Man's launch trailer, and much more.

Aug 16, 2018
IGN Beyond Episode 554: Why Guacamelee 2 Has Us Hungry for More
01:25:06

BEYOND!

This week on IGN's PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian AltanoBarrett Courtney, and Casey DeFritas to discuss their impressions of the first couple of hours of Guacamelee 2 and how it may be shaping up to surpass the original. Plus, they discuss Madden NFL 19, Flipping Death, lingering Spider-Man PS4 questions, this month's PS Plus games, and are later joined by IGN's John Borba to discuss the Horizon and Resident Evil 2 board games.

Aug 09, 2018
IGN Beyond Episode 553: Is God of War's Final Easter Egg Satisfying?
01:02:13

BEYOND!

Host Jonathon Dornbush and a panel including Casey DeFritas, Tom Marks, and Mark Medina (Too Many Marks!), discuss the discovery of God of War's final Easter egg, Spider-Man for PS4 going gold, Overcooked 2 impressions, and more!

Aug 02, 2018
IGN Beyond Episode 552: Features PS4's 6.00 Update Should Have
01:18:41

BEYOND!

With talk of a closed beta for the PlayStation 4's upcoming 6.00 firmware update, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian AltanoTina Amini, and Max Scoville to discuss what features and updates they'd love to see made to the PS4, plus Spider-Man news, No Man's Sky's NEXT update, and more!

Jul 26, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 551 - Features We Want In Red Dead Online
01:02:37

The Beyond crew is joined by Jared Petty to talk about Nathan Fillion's Uncharted Fan Film, more secrets in God of War, and all of the new features we want in Red Dead Online!

Timecodes:

  • Intros - 00:00
  • Nathan Fillion's Uncharted Fan Film - 2:02
  • PS4 Controller Mod - 7:12
  • God of War Fans Are Still Finding Secrets! - 15:36
  • The Last of Us Part II Vinyl - 22:00
  • Top Downloads of June - 23:37
  • Features We Want in Red Dead Online - 28:16
  • Things To Watch/Read Before Red Dead 2 - 44:28
  • Viewer Questions! - 52:45
  • The End - 1:00:56

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

Jul 19, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 550: Our Favorite PlayStation Game From Every Generation
01:26:51

Join Jonathon Dornbush, Barrett Courtney, Tom Marks, and Tina Amini as they go down memory lane, picking a personal favorite game from each PlayStation hardware generation.

Plus, since nobody in the IGN comments is sick of hearing about it: Fortnite!

Jul 12, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 549: Our Precious PlayStation Memories - LIVE
01:23:34

This episode of Beyond was recorded in front of a live audience! If you couldn't be in that audience, please join Max Scoville, Alanah Pearce, Jonathon Dornbush, Zach Ryan, Barrett Courtney, Casey DeFreitas, and Miranda Sanchez as they share their favorite memories that have involved a PlayStation in some way.

Timecodes:

  • Growing Up With Crash Bandicoot - 2:30
  • Not Being Allowed To Play Final Fantasy VIII - 12:00
  • We Miss Demo Discs Very Much - 23:00
  • Skipping School To Play Metal Gear Solid - 32:54
  • Staying Up All Night Playing Licensed PS2 Games - 39:46
  • Getting Good Grades To Justify Late Night Monster Hunter - 53:30
  • Buying A PS2 Solely For Kingdom Hearts - 1:06:24
  • Goodbyes and Friendship - 1:20:53
  • The End - 1:22:10

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

Jul 03, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 548: Our Death Stranding Conspiracy Theories
53:48

Join Max, Alanah, Zach, and Jonathon as they discuss this week's slow trickle of PlayStation news, unpack our nuttiest Death Stranding theories, talk about how faithfully the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy recreates the classic games, and fret over how far off the Final Fantasy VII remake probably is.

Also, we're holding a live Beyond event at IGN's offices on June 29th! Get tickets here! Make it quick, though -- here are only ten (10) tickets left as of writing this!

TIMECODES:

  • Intros - 00:00
  • The Sony Cross-Play Drama - 1:07
  • No, Seriously....What Is Death Stranding About? - 17:52
  • Jonathon Dornbush Paid Us To Be On To Talk About Spyro - 36:24
  • The Games That Are Out This Week - 42:39
  • Some Announcements! - 48:48
  • The End - 52:10

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

Jun 26, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 547: Our Favorite Games From E3 2018
01:15:19

Max, Alanah, Andrew, and Zach are all back from E3, and in spite of being a little goofy, we're also really excited about the games we saw there. Including (but not limited to) Cyberpunk 2077, Ghost of Tsushima, Control, The Last of Us Part II, Spider-Man, and Kingdom Hearts 3. Obviously, there are a ton we didn't even get to touch on, but luckily, we have a weekly PlayStation show (this one) -- Also, what we're playing: Vampyr, Persona Dancing All Over The Dang Place, Assassin's Creed Origins, and The Witcher 3.

Oh! And PS4 finally got a greatest hits collection!

Also, we're holding a live Beyond event at IGN's offices on June 29th! Get tickets here!

  • Intros - 00:00
  • PS4 Greatest Hits - 2:00
  • Cyberpunk 2077 - 4:06
  • Ghost of Tsushima - 22:56
  • Control - 32:07
  • The Last of Us Part II - 38:44
  • Marvel's Spider-Man - 48:35
  • Games We're Playing Now! - 1:00:24
  • The End - 1:13:36

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

Jun 20, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 546: Our PlayStation Predictions for E3 2018
53:29

Join Max Scoville, Alanah Pearce, Jonathon Dornbush, and Tina Amini as they make their best guesses what Sony will show off during their E3 press conference. Beyond (!) that, Sony's trickling out pre-E3 announcements, Red Dead Redemption 2's collectors editions give some insight to how the game plays, and Capcom appears to have registered domain names for Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5!

Also, we're holding a live Beyond event at IGN's offices on June 29th! Get tickets here!

TIMECODES:

  • Intros - 00:00
  • Sony's Countdown to E3 - 2:30
  • Red Dead Redemption's Special Editions - 7:16
  • Capcom Registers Some Domain Names - 13:19
  • Super Quick Fallout 76 Impressions - 14:54
  • OUR PLAYSTATION E3 PREDICTIONS - 18:24
  • Playstation Plus Games for June 2018 - 49:14
  • The End - 51:48

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

Jun 05, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 545: We Loved The Characters in Detroit: Become Human
58:05

This week, join Max Scoville, Brian AltanoBarrett Courtney, and Mark Medina  as they chat about Bethesda's mysterious Fallout-themed tease -- which has since been revealed as Fallout 76 -- Dark Souls RemasteredMega Man 11, and Detroit: Become Human, which sounds like Quantic Dream's best "playable movie" yet.

TIMECODES:

  • Intros - 00:00
  • Bethesda Teasing....Something? - 00:52
  • Mega Man 11 - 3:57
  • Lego DC Super Villains - 8:07
  • Dark Souls Remastered - 14:23
  • Did We Like Detroit: Become Human? - 26:01
  • Games Out This Week! - 49:11
  • The End - 56:24

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

May 30, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 544: We FINALLY Played Kingdom Hearts 3
01:05:31

The Beyond crew (Jonathon Dornbush, Brian Altano, and Casey DeFrietas) assembles this week to discuss Black Ops 4, the Vita's inevitable end, and Kingdom Hearts 3 impressions!

May 22, 2018
Will Days Gone Beat Zombie Fatigue? - Beyond 543
01:04:19

This week, the Beyond crew gets together to talk about all of the E3 leaks, Rage 2, and if the new Days Gone footage has won them over.

Beyond!

May 15, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 542: Will Red Dead 2's Open World Reinvent Storytelling in Games?
54:59

Join Max, Alanah, Zach, and Cassidee as they discuss the vague but enticing details on Red Dead Redemption II's new frontier, how Jurassic World Evolution looks like a great use of a movie license, and the accidental comedy of Beyond: Two Souls, which is free for PlayStation Plus subscribers this month.

May 08, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 541: We Played Shadow of The Tomb Raider... and It Got Dark
59:22

This week, Max, Brian, and Alanah chat about Shadow of the Tomb Raider (read Alanah's preview right here,) what they expect in the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, the odds of Cyberpunk 2077 being a 2018 game, and our favorite in-game wastes of time.

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

May 01, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 540: Detroit: Become Human Could Be Quantic Dream's Best Game Yet
01:01:55

This week, Marty, Jonathon, Alanah, and Brian get together to chat about Alanah's hands-on time with Detroit: Become Human, the rumors of a new BioShock game in development, and just what the hell Valve is up to.


Beyond!

Apr 24, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 539: It’s Too Soon For PlayStation 5 Talk, But Let’s Talk About It Anyway
01:00:16

This week, join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Cassidee Moser, and Jonathon Dornbush as they discuss some EXTREMELY premature buzz about the PlayStation 5, an underwhelming Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer, (spoiler-free) God of War FAQs, Shenmue 1 and 2 being remastered, and Yakuza 6: Song of Life, which is finally officially out this week and which Max really desperately wants to talk about with more people.

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by Hims

Apr 17, 2018
Beyond's Spoiler-Free God Of War Discussion
38:57

God of War is almost upon us. Join Max ScovilleBrian Altano, and Jonathon Dornbush as they have an impassioned but spoiler-free conversation about their time the latest adventure of PlayStation's angriest mascot.

Obviously, we didn't cover everything, so be sure to check out Jonathon's full God of War review... but it's pretty safe to say that we're all quite fond of the game.

Apr 12, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 538: Will Insomniac’s Spider-Man Be This Generation’s Arkham City?
38:29

Join Max, Brian and Jonathon to catch up on a week's worth of PlayStation news! A ton of new info about Insomniac's Spider-Man has popped up, Spyro The Dragon's first three games are getting "reignited," and a bunch of new PSVR games dropped this week. 

Hungry for more? Check back on April 12th at 12:01 AM Pacific Time for a special God of War bonus episode, totally spoiler free.

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by ForHims.

Apr 10, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 537: Far Cry 5's Awesome Open World
51:29

This week, it's Max, Brian, and Zach discussing (without spoilers) where Far Cry 5 ranks for them compared to the previous games, as well as this month's PlayStation Plus lineup. Then, Caleb Lawson joins us to talk about Wipeout Omega Collection's PSVR update, and another unceremoniously launched Planet of the Apes game.

This episode of Beyond is sponsored by ForHims. 

Apr 03, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode #536: Far Cry 5 Impressions and Your God of War Questions Answered
01:15:47

In this week's extra-long episode, Max, Brian, and Marty talk about their time with Far Cry 5 and A Way Out, and then kick to an amazing interview with Cory Barlog, the director of God of War. There, Marty, Alanah, and Andrew ask Cory all of your pressing questions about the upcoming game.

Beyond!

Mar 27, 2018
God of War's First 3 Hours Are Absolutely Incredible -- Beyond Special
38:10

Marty and Andrew got to play through the opening of God of War, and are joined by Lucy O'Brien to talk about their hands-on impressions. Spoilers: they loved it.

Mar 20, 2018
Beyond #535 -- What Big Game Will Get Remastered Next?
01:06:40

This week, the Beyond crew gets together this week to talk about Ni no Kuni 2, Valve shipping games again, and what game Bluepoint could be working on!

Mar 13, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode #534 -- What Does Detroit: Become Human's Release Date Mean For Sony's 2018?
42:12

The Beyond Crew is joined by IGN's new Editorial Manager of Games, Tina Amini, to talk about Detroit: Become Human's release date, Bethesda's E3 conference for 2018, and Battlefield V rumors!

Mar 07, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 533: How Indie Games Get On PlayStation
01:10:18

This week, join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Chloi Rad, and special guest Luis Hernandez, half of Necrophone Games, the two-man studio behind indie first-person cyberpunk comedy adventure game Jazz Punk. Luis gives some insight into the arduous process of making a game, getting it on consoles, and then... What next? Retirement? DLC? Next-gen ports?

Meanwhile, Chloi reviewed Metal Gear Survive, which on closer inspection, has some Silent Hill DNA. Max, Brian, and Luis all weigh in on Moss, the long-awaited PSVR game about the adventures of a little mouse. The mouse is a girl mouse, regardless what Brian thinks. Anyway, the mouse game is a wonderful use of virtual reality.

Feb 27, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 532: Is Metal Gear Survive Doomed To Fail?
55:48

Join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and special guest/IGN alum Jared Petty as they discuss Metal Gear Survive's anticlimactic release, a look back at the PS4's 2013 reveal, and a bizarre journey into the seedy underbelly of Rec Room VR. Oh, and please go check out Jared's new show, Hop Blip and a Jump

Feb 21, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 531 - Why You Need to Play All Of Kingdom Hearts to Understand KH3
54:26

The Beyond crew (Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, Miranda Sanchez) talks about the new world in Kingdom Hearts, the charm of Ni No Kuni 2, and the best couples games to play on Valentine's Day! 

Feb 13, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 530: Yakuza 6 and Far Cry 5's DLC Lineup
50:19

This week, everyone's got Super Bowl's Disease, so join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, and Chloi Rad as they discuss Yakuza 6's upcoming demo, the settings of Far Cry 5's DLC, and what Red Dead Redemption 2's delay means for the rest of this fall's games.

Feb 06, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 529 - Shadow of the Colossus, Monster Hunter World, Dragon Ball FighterZ
49:50
Jan 30, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 528: Monster Hunter World Official PlayStation Amiibo and Sneakers
56:35

Join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Andrew Goldfarb, and Casey DeFreitas for another heaping pile of PlayStation goodness for your ears and eyes. For starters, a bunch of iconic PlayStation characters are getting their own Amiibo-like Totaku figurines. Nike and Sony have joined forces to make a pair of PlayStation-themed sneakers, and there are some rumors about Kindgom Hearts 3 and some buzz about Resident Evil 2's remake. 

Casey's been hard at work on IGN's Monster Hunter World guide, and she shared some tips on how to get started on this behemoth of a game. We'll have more on that next week, hopefully after we all get some hands on time.

Jan 23, 2018
Dark Souls Returns, Danganronpa Love, and Quantic Dream’s Major Problem — Beyond 527
53:10

This week, Marty, Alanah, and Andrew talk about the return to Lordran, digging through their backlog, and trouble in France.

Beyond!

Jan 17, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 526: God of War, Metal Gear Survive and PSVR 2
59:41

Join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Andrew Goldfarb, and Alanah Pearce as they discuss all the PlayStation news they could dig up, such as new details on God of War, a Metal Gear Survive single-player trailer, the promise of tons of new PSVR games this year. Plus, some fun discussion about the games we've been playing.

Jan 09, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 525: Our 2018 Resolutions For Gaming
57:46

Join Max, Marty, Alanah, and Zach as they reflect on how they want to approach video games differently in 2018, run down the next three months of confirmed PlayStation releases, and generally have a nice time together in spite of a pretty slow news week.

Jan 03, 2018
Podcast Beyond Episode 524: A Look Back At 2017
01:14:42

Happy Holidays everyone! We're winding down the year by taking a look back at the last year in games. Was it a good year for PlayStation owners? You're damn right it was.

Dec 23, 2017
Podcast Beyond 523 -- PSX 2017, Death Stranding Gameplay Details. and Dreams Insanity
01:06:45

This week, the crew chats about their time with Kojima, how impressive Dreams is shaping up to be, and Detroit’s controversial demo.

Dec 13, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 522: The Game Awards, Mega Man 11, and DOOM VFR
53:23

This week, join Max, Marty, Brian, and Jonathon as they discuss their expectations for this year's Game Awards, IGN's PSX plans, DOOM on PSVR, the brand new Mega Man game, and a buncha other stuff. Also, we take a look at PlayStation Anthology, a gorgeous book on the history of Sony's first console.

Dec 05, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 521: Working Through Our 2017 Backlog
53:21

Join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Jonathon Dornbush, and Miranda Sanchez as they discuss what they've been playing (CAUTION: one of these games... is not a PlayStation game) as well as a few of this week's quirky pieces of industry news, including a fan-made Wolfenstein game where you fight Hitler's mustache, and Epic Games suing a teenager for cheating at Fortnite.

Nov 28, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 520: Battlefront 2's Real Problems & Skyrim VR
51:27

Everyone's sick or away for Thanksgiving, so this week join Max and Brian as they run down Star Wars Battlefront 2's incredibly problematic launch, as well as trying to have an objective and measured discussion about what the game does wrong and what it does right. Meanwhile, Skyrim VR is Skyrim in VR, so if you like Skyrim, and you like VR, you'll probably enjoy it.

Nov 21, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 519: Battlefront 2's Campaign and Wolfenstein 2 DLC
01:00:59

Join Marty Sliva, Alanah Pearce, Andrew Goldfarb and Cassidee Moser as they discuss this week's great big pile of Playstation news, including Battlefront 2's reviews and reception, Wolfenstein's DLC, and lots more.

Nov 15, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 518: Horizon's First DLC and Call of Duty Fatigue
57:55

This week, join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Zach Ryan, and a special guest from IGN's UK office, Alysia Judge! Horizon: Zero Dawn's first expansion The Frozen Wilds is out, uh, in the wild. Meanwhile, Call of Duty WWII is out, so we talk about the historical accuracy of loot boxes, as well as a bunch of other games, including one about fish that shoot lasers.

Nov 07, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 517: The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, and Paris Games Week
52:48

Join Max, Marty, Andrew, and Alanah as they unpack as much of the news from Sony's Paris Games Week press conferences as possible, including The Last of Us Part 2's new trailer, Suckerpunch's new project, Ghost of Tsushima, and Spider-Man. Plus, Max played Bethesda's new PSVR offerings, Skyrim VR and DOOM VFR.

Nov 01, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 516: Assassin's Creed Origins and Battlefront 2 Expectations
01:11:34

This week join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, and Alanah Pearce to discuss Assassin's Creed Origins, our worries about the future of Star Wars video games, the future of AAA single-player experiences, and our favorite spooky Halloween games of 2017.

Oct 24, 2017
Beyond 515 - A $46,000 PlayStation 4 Bundle
01:03:38

This week, the crew chats about laughing through South Park, cowering in fear during The Evil Within 2, more tales of Shadow of War, and a very, very expensive PS4 bundle.

Oct 17, 2017
Beyond 514 - Shadow of War and Battlefront 2 Impressions
49:17

This week, the crew goes hands-on with some of the biggest fall, and talks about the ongoing microtransaction debate.

Oct 10, 2017
Beyond 513 - We Need to Talk About PlayStation's Indies Problem
46:27

This week, the crew...wait...the crew is all out.

In this week's intimate fireside chat, Andrew and Marty talk about Danganronpa V3, Assassin's Creed Origins, the "new" PSVR, a shakeup in management, and Sony's indies problem.

Beyond!

Oct 05, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 512: What Makes Video Games So Addicting?
01:01:29

This week, the crew talks about the addictive nature of games, the PUBG vs Fortnite beef, and some sad layoffs.

Beyond!

Sep 26, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 511: Sony's TGS Conference, Left Alive, and Destiny 2
01:04:34

We sit down to run down the big announcements from Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference (read a full round-up here, with trailers and everything) and finally discuss Destiny 2, which has Zach and Marty fully hooked, but which Max and Brian missed the boat on, once again.

Sep 20, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 510: Battlefront 2 and Spec Ops: The Line's Writer, Walt Williams
01:05:29

This week, Max, Marty, and Brian are joined by Walt Williams, the writer of Spec-Ops: The Line, Star Wars Battlefront II, and Significant Zero, a "book" about what it's like to make video games. (A book is sort of like a video game, but much quieter, and made of old trees.)

MAJOR SPOILER WARNING: If you haven't finished Spec-Ops: The Line, The Last of Us, or Mass Effect 3 you might want to skip this one. Or, just bite the bullet and hear a really great in-depth discussion about storytelling in games.

Sep 12, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 509: LA Noire on PS4 and Square-Enix's Avengers
58:52

This week, Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, and Andrew Goldfarb catch up after PAX, analyze some Crystal Dynamics job listings for The Avengers Project, discuss what makes a good superhero game, and freak out about Rockstar bringing a remastered LA Noire to consoles in a couple months.

Sep 07, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 509: LA Noire on PS4 and Square-Enix's Avengers

This week, Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, and Andrew Goldfarb catch up after PAX, analyze some Crystal Dynamics job listings for The Avengers Project, discuss what makes a good superhero game, and freak out about Rockstar bringing a remastered LA Noire to consoles in a couple months.

Sep 07, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 508: Gamescom, Yakuza, and Steve Gaynor
01:04:57

This week's episode is a little wonky, so bear with us. This week a frazzled Max and a very jet-lagged Brian and Alanah are joined by special guest Steve Gaynor from The Fullbright Company (Gone Home, Tacoma) -- we attempt to discuss everything that happened at Gamescom, including Star Wars Battlefront II, BioMutant, Fe and a bunch of games coming out this week including Yakuza Kiwami, Everybody's Golf, and the two (2) PSVR games about bears.

Aug 29, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 507: Uncharted's Lost Legacy, Biomutant, Yakuza Kiwami & Fear Effect
01:00:06

This week, join Max, Marty, and Jonathon as they FINALLY get to talk about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which is out today, and which Marty reviewed. Everyone else is at Gamescom, getting hot scoops on games like Star Wars Battlefront II, Jurassic World Evoluton, Fe, and Biomutant. In other news, the Playstation classic (?) Fear Effect is getting a big huge remake/remaster. Maybe you remember Fear Effect from its controversially horny ad campaign. Meanwhile, some cool cyberpunk games dropped last week, Observer and Tokyo 42, and next week Yakuza Kiwami is out so go check out our review.

 

Aug 22, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 506: Sonic Mania, Nidhogg 2, and Gnomageddon
54:00

Hey everybody! We're back once again (that is, Max, Marty, Brian and Dornbush). A ton of games are out this week, including Sonic Mania, Nidhogg II, Cities: Skylines, Tokyo 42, Agents of Mayhem, and plenty more. We also got wind of a cancelled PS4 game called Gnomageddon, and we almost manage to have a discussion about that.

Aug 15, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 505: Hellblade, Nier, Little Nightmares, and Mental Illness
01:04:37

This week, join Max, Marty, and Alanah to discuss the hottest new Playstation game, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, which released today. In spite of minimal pre-release buzz, it's very cool and you should check it out (or at least check out Brandin's review.) Anyway, we also discuss some other, less new games, like What Remains of Edith Finch, Little Nightmares, Nier: Automata, and Spec Ops: The Line

Oh, and we're giving away a copy of the Final Fantasy XII collector's edition. To enter, head to our YouTube channel, subscribe, and comment on this week's episode (#505) with a Square RPG you want to see remastered next.

Aug 08, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 504: Pyre, Fortnight & Hellblade
01:03:25

This week, Max, Marty, Brian, and Dornbush break down the smattering of smaller releases this week, including the long-awaited Fortnite, Pyre, Sundered and the oddly under-hyped Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. Meanwhile, Playstation VR continues to get supported with new games like Dino Frontier, but it's still hard to tell what the future of that high-tech hat has in store.

Aug 01, 2017
Beyond #503: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is So Much More Than DLC
01:01:05

This week, Marty, Alanah, and Andrew talk about how great Pyre is, why Nazi Zombies seems rad, and Uncharted's next chapter.

Also dogs. And butts. And dog butts.

They're very sorry.

Jul 25, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 502: Kingdom Hearts 3 and Marvel's VR Game
01:07:32

Hi gang! Join Max, Brian, Terri and Jonathon as they discuss the Kingdom Hearts 3 news out of D23, Marvel's VR game, Marvel Heroes United, and a bunch of other fun stuff. Apologies for the brief description and late episode, we're all very busy and sweaty covering San Diego Comic-Con. Please, check out what we've been up to there.

Jul 20, 2017
Beyond Episode 501: Crash Bandicoot's Future and Spider-Man in VR
01:08:07

This week, Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, and Jonathon "Guy With a Crash Bandicoot Hat" Dornbush sit down to discuss... Well, Dornbush's Crash Bandicoot hat. And also his review of the N-Sane Trilogy, and the future of that orange jorts-wearing PlayStation mascot. In other news, there's a free Spider-Man Homecoming PSVR game, and you get what you pay for. Meanwhile, Marty finished Persona 5 and Sony's finally put PS4 games on PS Now.

Beyond!

Jul 11, 2017
Beyond Episode 499: Horizon DLC, Beyond Good and Evil 2, and Dragon Ball FighterZ
01:05:03

This week, the crew chats about the awesome Nex Machina, the insanely-ambitious Beyond Good & Evil 2 tech demo, and how stoked they are to hop back into Horizon's DLC. Also, they teach you how to make hamburgers.

Beyond!

Jun 27, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 498: Days Gone, Spider-Man, Metal Gear Survive, PSVR, and More
01:12:21

Well, E3 is finally over, but there's still a lot to unpack. Join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, and Andrew Goldfarb as they discuss all the leftover tidbits from the the biggest gaming event of the year.

Jun 20, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 497: How Was Playstation's 2017 E3?
54:05

If you missed the big live show from E3 last week, here it is preserved for posterity! Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Andrew Goldfarb and Daniel Krupa sat down to discuss as much from Sony's E3 presentation, like Spider-Man, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, God of War, Days Gone, and the Shadow of the Colossus remake. Don't worry, we'll have another regular episode later this week to discuss everything we didn't have time for during E3!

Jun 19, 2017
PlayStation E3 2017 Predictions — Beyond #496
56:52

This week, the crew drops their predictions about Bloodborne 2, Spider-Man’s release date, a PS4 price drop, and a Spyro collection.

Jun 06, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 495: Far Cry 5's Farm Crimes, Kojima's Secret Base and Everybody's Golf!
50:13

Greets! This week, everyone's running around in some state of pre-E3 panic, so excuse us if we seem scattered. Join Max, Andrew, and Alanah as they discuss Andrew's trip to Japan, which included Kojima's cool-as-heck studio and BitSummit, as well as Far Cry 5's controversial (what isn't, these days?) new setting, Everybody's Golf, and some new VR games. Worry not, next week's show will be chock full of E3 predictions.

May 31, 2017
Beyond Episode 494: Far Cry 5 In The USA & Red Dead Redemption 2's Delay
51:40

This week, Max, Marty, and Brian discuss a bunch another shotgun blast of pre-E3 rumblings, including the vague tease of Far Cry 5's new Montana setting (and what that means for the franchise) as well as the bittersweet announcement that Red Dead Redemption 2 is pushed until Spring 2018. In other news, Dick Wilde is a fun game where seagulls go to the bathroom in your eyes and Spider-Man is playing baby Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie.

May 23, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 493: Farpoint, PSVR Aim Controller, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 & Injustice 2
58:34

Join MaxMarty and Brian as they discuss a whole mess of new games that are out in the wild: Injustice 2, The Surge, Seasons After Fall, and Farpoint, which is the first game to make use of the Playstation VR Aim (that weird Super Scope light gun) -- plus, there are big announcements: Far Cry 5, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, and a Witcher Netflix show! Wowsers!

May 17, 2017
Podcast Beyond 492: Knack 2, Prey's Reboot, and Nintendo PlayStation
54:19

This week, join Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Andrew Goldfarb and Alanah Pearce as they discuss Knack 2, the first few hours of Prey, the massive library of Resident Evil games that's quietly been ported to PS4, and try to imagine a video game industry where the Nintendo PlayStation had made its way to market.

May 09, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 491: Darksiders III Has Officially Risen From THQ's Ashes
49:57

This week, join Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Alanah Pearce, and Zach Ryan as they discuss the announcement of Darksiders III, Hideo Kojima's latest cryptic update on Death Stranding, the very cool new PSVR game GNOG, and answer a bunch of listener questions from you goofballs over in our Facebook group.

May 02, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 490: Call of Duty Goes Back to WWII, MvC Infinite, and Star Trek in VR
01:07:33

Join Max "Mole Mitts" Scoville, Marty "Hookshot" Sliva, Brian "Boomerang" Altano, and Alanah "Pegasus Boots" Pearce as they break down a nice busy week of video game news, including Call of Duty: WWII's reveal, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite's story trailer, Marty's review of What Remains of Edith Finch, and our thoughts on the direction of VR, including Ubisoft's upcoming Star Trek: Bridge Crew, which Max and Brian played, with hilarious results.

Apr 26, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 489: Our Hopes and Fears for Battlefront 2
01:02:14

Join Max "Yarael Poof" Scoville, Marty "Oppo Rancisis" Sliva, Brian "Even Piell" Altano, and Andrew "Yaddle" Goldfarb as they discuss all the crazy new bells and whistles that EA's attaching to Star Wars Battlefront 2, from it's all-new campaign to prequel era multiplayer maps. Beyond (!) that, The Disney Afternoon Collection is out, Marty's falling in love with Persona 5, and Brian played Starblood Arena, a brand new Playstation VR game that Sony's not promoting at all.

Apr 19, 2017
Beyond 488: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Prey Rules, and Battlefront 2 Leaks
47:44

This week, the crew chats about Uncharted’s next chapter, Prey’s amazing opening, and Battlefront 2 hopes.

Apr 13, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 487: Is Insomniac's Spider-Man a 2017 Release?
59:50

This week, join Max "Yakko" Scoville, Marty "Wakko" Sliva, and Brian "Dot" Altano as they discuss the possibility of Insomniac's Spider-Man game coming out this year, Yooka-Laylee's mixed reception, Nier: Automata's success, and Atlus cracking down on anyone streaming Persona 5.

Apr 05, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 486: Persona 5 Raises The Bar for JRPGs
50:09

This week, join Max "Genki Dama" Scoville, Marty "Kienzan" Sliva, Zach "Galick Gun" Ryan, and Andrew "Dodonpa" Goldfarb as we discuss the latest big huge gigantic video game that we'll never find time to finish, Persona 5! Andrew reviewed it, and uh, he also somehow managed to Platinum it in two languages, so he's able to field our questions. (Don't worry, we steer clear of story spoilers.) In a nutshell, it's awesome.

In other news, Destiny 2 is officially announced, and Call of Duty this year might just be called "WWII" which Marty has an awful nickname for.

Mar 29, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 485: Where Does Dark Souls Go Next?
01:02:21

This week, join Max "Tallgeese" Scoville, Brian "Heavyarms" Altano, Marty "Shenlong" Sliva, and Miranda "Deathscythe Hell" Sanchez as they discuss Mass Effect Andromeda's mixed reception and sex scenes, Dark Souls III's final DLC, The Ringed City, and the odds of Sony talking about the Vita at E3.

Mar 22, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 484: Mass Effect Andromeda's Multiplayer is Horde Mode With Jet Packs
01:13:18

Hey gang! This week, join Max "Mayonnaise" Scoville, Marty "Hollandaise" Sliva, Brian "Oaklandaise" Altano, and Alanah "Happydaise" Pearce as they go over weirdo indie games from PAX East, Mass Effect Andromeda's multiplayer, what makes games age well, PS4 games streaming to PC via PS Now, various cream sauces, and a whole bunch of other stuff that mostly has to do with video games. Mostly.

Mar 15, 2017
Beyond #483: Persona 5, Mass Effect Andromeda, and Uncharted DLC
01:07:33

This week, the crew chats about Andrew's Platinum in Persona 5, Alanah's time with Andromeda, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy details.

Mar 10, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 482: Middle-Earth 2: More Mordor
57:43

This week, everyone's running around doing crazy GDC nonsense, so Max and Brian are joined by Dan Stapleton and Daemon Hatfield to discuss Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Horizon: Zero Dawn (again), Battlefield 1's DLC.

Mar 01, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 481: Horizon Zero Dawn is a very good game
57:48

This week, join Max "Tallneck" Scoville, Marty "Broadhead" Sliva, Brian "ThunderJaw" Altano, and Zach "Stormbird" Ryan as they discuss Horizon: Zero Dawn, which is shaping up to be one of, if not the biggest PS4 exclusive of the year, and there's no disagreement here that it is a very good video game.

Feb 22, 2017
Beyond Episode #480: Call of Duty 2017, Destiny 2, and Sex in Games
01:06:49

This week, Marty "Dorothy" Sliva, Alanah "Blanche" Pearce, Andrew "Rose" Goldfarb, and Zach "Sophia" Ryan gather round and gab about finishing Resident Evil VII, getting our asses handed to us in Nioh, Call of Duty "going back to its roots," Destiny 2, and KISSIN' IN THE VIDEO GAMES.

Beyond!

Feb 15, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 479: How Nioh Takes Inspiration From The Souls Series
59:27

This week, Max "Viva Piñata!" Scoville and Brian "Kinect Sports" Altano are joined by IGN UK editors Daniel "Kameo" Krupa and Gav "Grabbed By The Ghoulies" Murphy to chat about Nioh, Team Ninja's samurai Souls-like (which is being received very well), the complete absurdity of Yakuza Zero, and games like Psychonauts 2 and Yooka-Laylee bringing back 3D platforming.

Feb 08, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 478: Horizon Zero Dawn, Final Fantasy Turns 30 and Ni No Kuni 2
51:13
Feb 01, 2017
Beyond Episode 477: Resident Evil VII, Kingdom Hearts 2.8, and Our Kojima Visit
01:03:56

This week, Max “Goofs” Scoville, Brian “Guffaws” Altano, Marty “Japes” Sliva, and Jonathon “Monkeyshines” Dornbush get together to talk about Resident Evil 7 being rad, Kingdom Hearts 2.8 taking us to KH3’s doorstep, and Marty’s Tokyo visit to Kojima’s new studio.

Beyond!

Jan 26, 2017
Beyond Episode 476: Horizon: Zero Dawn vs Zelda: Breath of the Wild
59:37

This week, Max "Rocky" Scoville, Andrew "Colt" Goldfarb, Marty "Tum Tum" Sliva, and Brian "There Were Only 3 Ninjas" Altano get together to chat about Guerrilla Cambridge's closure, Mass Effect bangin', and Horizon coming out three days before Zelda.

Beyond!

Jan 18, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 475: Resident Evil 7's Scares & FF7 Remake's Release Date
01:07:28

This week, Max "Nerds Rope" Scoville, Brian "Big League Chew" Altano, Alanah "Skittles" Pearce, are joined by special guest Nick "Hershey's Kiss" Robinson from Polygon. You might be familiar with his podcast CoolGames Inc., or the incredible video series Car Boys, but if you're not, fix that immediately. Anyway, Nick and Alanah both played around with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which sounds scary. Gravity Rush 2 reviews are out in the wild, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Kingdom Hearts III might be a longer wait than we realized, and a bunch of other stuff about VR and video games and whatnot. It's a podcast, listen to it.

Jan 11, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 474: Rime's Re-Reveal and Getting a PSVR For Christmas
55:48

This week, Max "Dry January" Scoville, Brian "No Sugar" Altano, Marty "Finish That Screenplay" Sliva and special guest Destin "Play More Destiny" Legarie discuss Rime's re-reveal, Max's impressions upon getting his own PSVR, and their personal top 5 games of the year.

Jan 04, 2017
Podcast Beyond Episode 473: The 2016 Beyond Holiday Special
54:35

It's that time of year again: the time of year when we're tired of talking about news and also, there is no news, so let's look back on 2016, ahead to 2017, and of course... Discuss the movie Heavyweights. 

Dec 21, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 472: Family-Friendly Games That Don't Totally Suck
01:07:28

This week, join Max "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" Scoville, Marty "Buzz's Girlfriend, Woof!" Sliva, Brian "Yippee Ki Yay" Altano and, on his last episode for the foreseeable future, Jared "To Me, You Are Perfect" Petty as they discuss a pathetic smattering of gaming news in these pre-holiday doldrums, what they have on their 2016 backlogs, and most importantly: what are the best Playstation games to play in the presence of younger or older relatives, who might not be okay with F-bombs and no-scope headshots?

Dec 14, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 471: Our Death Stranding and Last of Us Part 2 Theories
57:32

The boys are back in town... From PSX! Well, Marty "Marvelous Medicine" Sliva, Brian "Enormous Crocodile" Altano, and Andrew "Golden Ticket" Goldfarb got to check out a bunch of new games down in Anaheim, while Max "Big Friendly Giant" Scoville stayed home and watched the Death Stranding trailer on repeat. Marty reviewed The Last Guardian, and we're all very excited to know that Naughty Dog is still making new games, like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and The Last of Us Part II.

Dec 07, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 470: Ten Years Later, Final Fantasy XV Has Arrived
01:07:07

This week, Max "Farfetch'd" Scoville, Marty "Weezing" Sliva, Alanah "Snorlax" Pearce and Brian "Grimer" Altano gather round the ol' Coleman camp stove to reflect upon the long awaited release of Final Fantasy XV, which was announced over a decade ago. What were you doing in 2006? Meanwhile, Watch Dogs 2 might be GOTY material for some of us, and hey, why is it so hard to nail down a GOTY this year anyway? The Game Awards nominees have us very anxious.

Finally, come say hello at PSX this weekend if you see us. It's okay, we're awkward too. Details on Facebook here.

Nov 30, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 469: Uncharted 4's Survival Mode and Sleeping Dogs 2
01:20:42

This week, Max "Slam Dunk" ScovilleMarty "Hattrick" SlivaBrian "Over The Line" Altano, and Jared "Slapshot" Petty gather round to discuss Uncharted 4's upcoming survival mode, the ill-fated Sleeping Dogs 2, how Watch Dogs 2 and Titanfall 2 had a poorer reception than their predecessors, and LEGO City Undercover coming to current gen systems. Whew. Buncha stuff.

Want to win a signed copy of Uncharted 4? Head to the Beyond YouTube channel and comment on the full video of this week's episode with your favorite Uncharted moment. While you're watching videos, check out episode 1 of Welcome To Skyrim, the let's play series Max and Marty just launched!

 

Nov 23, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 469: Uncharted 4's Survival Mode & Sleeping Dogs 2

This week, Max "Slam Dunk" Scoville, Marty "Hattrick" Sliva, Brian "Over The Line" Altano, and Jared "Slapshot" Petty gather round to discuss Uncharted 4's upcoming survival mode, the ill-fated Sleeping Dogs 2, how Watch Dogs 2 and Titanfall 2 had a poorer reception than their predecessors, and LEGO City Undercover coming to current gen systems. Whew. Buncha stuff.

Want to win a signed copy of Uncharted 4? Head to the Beyond YouTube channel and comment on the full video of this week's episode with your favorite Uncharted moment. While you're watching videos, check out episode 1 of Welcome To Skyrim, the let's play series Max and Marty just launched! 

Nov 23, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 468: PS4 Pro &, Dishonored 2, and Watch Dogs 2
01:08:01

This week, join Max "Sticky Bear Basketbounce" Scoville, Marty "Oregon Trail" Sliva, Brian "Super Munchers" Altano, and Caleb "Math Blaster" Lawson as they discuss the PlayStation 4 Pro and how it handles 4K, HDR, and PS4. Plus, impressions on Dishonored 2 and Watch Dogs 2, as well as Metal Gear Solid 2's 15th anniversary.

Nov 16, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 467: Mass Effect Andromeda's Hype and Skepticism
01:07:04

This week, join Max "Arch Deluxe" Scoville, Brian "Spicy McChicken" Altano, Andrew "Happy Meal" Goldfarb, and special guest Terri "The McFlurry" Schwartz as we talk about how little we know about Mass Effect Andromeda and what the hype forecast looks like, The Division's upcoming survival mode expansion, and Capcom's lowered expectations for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.

Nov 09, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 466: The Return to Skyrim
01:10:28
Nov 02, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 465: Red Dead's Scenic Grandeur, Titanfall 2's Platforming, and Review Copies
01:07:54

Hey gang! This week, your pals Max "The Far Side" Scoville, Marty "Zippy The Pinhead" Sliva, Brian "For Better of For Worse" Altano, and Andrew "Garfield" Goldfarb wax poetic (and cinematic and artistic) about Red Dead Redemption 2's reveal trailer, and Jared Petty's lovely writeup about its Western themes. Titanfall 2 is being received really well, and finally, Bethesda is done sending out early review copies, which is a little frustrating for people in our field.

Oct 26, 2016
Podcast Beyond 464: Red Dead Redemption 2 Expectations, PS VR, and Battlefield 1
01:13:11

This week, Max "Baja Blast" ScovilleBrian "Pitch Black" AltanoMarty "Code Red" Sliva, and Alanah "Live Wire" Pearce have teamed up, yet again, to make noises with their weird little mouths. Obviously, the big news is the announcement of Red Dead Redemption 2, so we talk about our hopes and expectations, as well as Rockstar's legacy. Then, Max gushes about Battlefield One, which is weird, since he normally hates competitive military shooters. Finally, Brian got a PSVR, and he's in love with it.

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Oct 19, 2016
Podcast Beyond 463: Mafia 3, Westworld & What Makes Good Open World Games
01:04:16

This week, Max "Bucket of Pogs" Scoville, Marty "A Boglin" Sliva, and Andrew "The Littlest Pet Shop" Goldfarb are joined by Lucy "X-Men Fleer Ultra" O'Brien to chat about Mafia III and how in spite of all it does well, it doesn't quite work as a sandbox game. Conversely, HBO's Westworld is shaping up to be one of the best shows about video games that isn't actually about video games.

Oct 12, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 462: PlayStation VR is Finally Here!
01:21:33

Most of the crew is in New York City covering Comic-Con, so Marty and Andrew brought in a rotating crew of IGN editors who handled a bulk of the initial PlayStation VR reviews. Is the future finally upon us, or is VR just a passing fad?

Beyond!

Oct 06, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 461: Watch Dogs 2 is Exactly What We Were Hoping For
01:15:02

This week, Brian "Alvin" Altano, Max "Simon" Scoville and Andrew "Theodore" Goldfarb sit down to discuss their time playing Watch Dogs 2, Persona 5 (in Japanese) and just when we're discussing the novel concept of a Firewatch movie, we're interrupted by the delivery of a brand new piece of Playstation-branded gaming hardware. I wonder what it could be!

Sep 28, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 460: What Are Your 3 Most Anticipated Games This Fall?
01:14:25

This week, Max "True Lies" Scoville, Brian "Raw Deal" Altano, Marty "Junior" Sliva and Alanah "Kindergarten Cop" Pearce break down the three games each of them are looking forward to most about this fall's lineup of big game releases. Plus, Max played Last Guardian (along with Zach, who wrote a great preview) and Hideo Kojima threw some shade in the direction of Metal Gear Survive.

Also also also: We're having a 20th anniversary party for IGN on October 16th, buy your tickets here!

Sep 21, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 459: Do We Want Death Stranding Details This Soon?
01:06:52

This week, Max "Hawaiian Scarecrow" Scoville, Marty "Drunk Cowardly Lion" Sliva, Brian "Angry Italian Tin Man" Altano and Andrew "Aw Toto" Goldfarb chime in on some of the Sony announcements coming out of TGS, the eighteen demos (edit: eight in Europe) that come with PSVR, and a few new details about Hideo Kojima's new mystery project, Death Stranding.

Sep 14, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 458.5: The Playstation Pro Event Post-Show
27:36

Hey gang! We apologize this is so terribly late, but here's the audio from our live show following Sony's unveiling of the PS4 Pro last week. You can catch the video version on IGN or on our YouTube channel. 

We'll be back with a new episode at the usual time and more in-depth thoughts!

Sep 12, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 458: There's No PSVR Killer App Yet, But You Can Fly An X-Wing
01:24:29

This week, Max "Jalapeño" Scoville, Brian "Salt & Vinegar" Altano, and Alanah "Mesquite BBQ" Pearce are joined by Ryan "New York Cheddar" McCaffrey to talk about our expectations for Sony's mysterious Playstation event next week in New York City. Plus, we discuss the weird stuff you can do in Playstation VR, from harassing bikini-women, to piloting an X-Wing and shooting down TIE Fighters.

Aug 31, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 457: The Slim, The Neo, and Titanfall 2's Grappling Hook
01:08:52

This week, everyone's on vacation or MIA, so the show has been taken over by LADIES. That's right, this week, it's Alanah "Wild America" Pearce, Kallie "Man of the House" Plagge, Miranda "Tom & Huck" Sanchez, and a mysterious newcomer to the show who is totally not just Max "Home Improvement" Scoville wearing a wig.

Anyway, this week we discuss the Titanfall 2 early tech alpha demo thing, the leaked Playstation Slim (Neo?) photos, the Playstation Plus price increase, Alanah's review of Valley, Metal Gear Survive, and how much we want a Sex & The City game. Don't worry, those smelly boys will be back next week.

Aug 24, 2016
Podcast Beyond 456: Final Fantasy 15 & South Park 2, Two Very Different RPGs
01:03:05

This week, everybody's off at Gamescom, so Max "Howlin' Mad" Scoville, Marty "Full Moon Fever" Sliva, and Alanah "Teen Wolf" Pearce talk about what they've been playing, like indie ballerina non-game Bound, and of course No Man's Sky. Meanwhile, Final Fantasy XV's been delayed, but thankfully the movie hasn't, and Marty says it's pretty good. 

Aug 17, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 455: No Man's Sky & Iron Galaxy
01:01:04

This week's Beyond is a little unusual, as Max "Roof-Rack" Scoville, Brian "The Glovebox" Altano, Andrew "Center Console" Goldfarb and Zach "Cool Skull-Shaped Gearshift Knob" Ryan talk about their mixed, but mostly positive feelings toward the much-anticipated No Man's Sky.

Then, Zach and Goldie take off to make room for Iron Galaxy bigwigs Chelsea Blasko and Dave Lang, as well their newly-hired colleague Adam Boyes, who you might know from his time with Sony and Capcom. They give us a little insight into what it's like working at a larger independent studio, the balance of creativity and business that goes into game publishing, "jankiness", and Adam's really corny Twitter handle.

Aug 10, 2016
No Man's Sky Leak, Telltale's Batman, and Abzu's Beauty - Beyond #454
01:00:00

This week, Max "Earth" Scoville, Alanah "Fire" Pearce, Jared "Wind" Petty, and Marty "Water" Sliva gather together to chat about all sorts of nonsense, including No Man's Sky's leak, impressions of Telltale's Batman, the beauty of Abzu, Inside coming to PS4, and animals in sunglasses.

Beyond!

Aug 03, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 453: What Games Should Be on a PS1 Mini?
01:02:23

Join Max "Stretch Armstrong" Scoville, Brian "Crossfire" Altano, Zach "Bop-It" Ryan, and Jonathan "Play-Doh Fun Factory" Dornbush as they discuss the lack of game news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con. Plus, with the advent of Nintendo's NES Classic Mini, what classic Sony titles would we want on a lil' baby PlayStation 1? We asked you guys, and for the most part, you made some great choices.

Jul 27, 2016
Beyond #452: Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4, Dead Rising's Return, and An Amazing Month of Indies
53:08

This week, Marty "Word of Mouf" Sliva, Max "The Red Light District" Scoville, Brian "Chicken and Beer" Altano, and Alanah "Back For the First Time" Pearce get together to talk about how rad Rise of the Tomb Raider looks on PlayStation 4, hype that Dead Rising is finally coming to a Sony console, and fear that Gravity Rush 2's release date is a bad sign.

Beyond!


~Marty

Jul 21, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 451: No Man’s Sky Skepticism, Demon’s Souls Remaster, and PSVR’s Killer App
01:14:40

Hiya!

This week Marty "Mr. Mime" Sliva, Alanah "Jynx" Pearce, Brian "Seel" Altano, Jonathon "Porygon" Dornbush, and Max "Farfetch'd" Scoville get together to discuss all sorts of nonsense, including No Man's Sky going gold, the possibility of a Demon's Souls Remaster, PSVR's killer app, and POKEMON GO.

Beyond!

Jul 13, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 450: The One With Greg and Colin
02:04:06

Greg and Colin return for a two-hour chat with the crew about everything PlayStation and Beyond history. 

Note: We recorded this off-site at a bar, so pardon the audio quality. 

Also note: We're trying an experiment with explicit episodes. Our goal in the future is to offer both edited and unedited versions.

Beyond!

Jul 12, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 449: VITA LIVES!
01:00:54

Beyond!

This week, Marty “Porkchop” Sliva, Max “Beagle Boy” Scoville, Brian “Ren” Altano, Andrew “Bandit” Goldfarb gather round and camp fire to once again cast a pod. It’s a pretty slow week, but they still found time to babble about Batman: Return to Arkham’s delay, the Vita’s second life, and why LEGO Force Awakens is DOPE.

Jun 29, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 448.5: 2nd Annual Late-Night E3 Shenanigans
02:25:55

Welcome to our second annual late-night, slightly-tipsy E3 Beyond! The Fig, the site of last year’s episode, was under construction, so we had to improvise. We recorded this on the last night of the show in Zach’s Airbnb, so pardon the audio quality/background noise/yelling/sounds of drinks being made/slurring.

Greg Miller returns to Beyond to join Max Scoville, Alanah Pearce, Marty Sliva, Steve Butts, Zach Ryan, Miranda Sanchez, Kallie Plagge, and making his Podcast Beyond debut, IGN’s newest associate editor Jonathon Dornbush.

The crew talks about their impressions of God of War, Death Stranding, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Persona 5, Final Fantasy XV, Detroit: Become Human, The Last Guardian, Batman Arkham VR, Insomniac’s Spider-Man game, Days Gone, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, E3’s secret Vita game, pangus (probably), and a whole lot more.

Oh, and HUGE thanks to James Faulkner for producing/editing the episode and making sure that none of us lost our jobs.

Beyond!

Jun 28, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 448: Sony's Incredible E3
01:20:48

This week Marty "Cappadonna" SlivaMax "Masta Killa" ScovilleBrian "Inspectah Deck" Altano, and Andrew "U-God" Goldfarb talk about the madness of E3. God of War, Detroit, Death Stranding Persona 5, Last Guardian, Horizon, Batman VR, holy moly E3 2016 was incredible.

Jun 23, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 447: E3 Predictions Special
01:36:44

This week Marty "Who?" SlivaMax "Mike Jones" Scoville, Brian "Who?" Altano, and Andrew "Mike Jones" Goldfarb sit down for an extra-long, kinda-drunk episode. After some time on Persona 5, Horizon's Delay, and Watch Dogs 2, the crew dives into 20 Sony E3 predictions that range from obvious to completely stupid.

Oh, also, head over and subscribe to our new PODCAST BEYOND YOUTUBE CHANNEL, where all of our full episodes and breakouts will live, alongside Let's Plays of PlayStation classics, PS+ games, and tons of exclusive videos.

Beyond!

Jun 08, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 446: Overwatch Fever, No Man's Sky Delayed, and The Last Guardian's Opening
01:05:48

This week Marty "The Secret World of Alex Mack" Sliva, Max "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" ScovilleAlanah "Clarissa Explains It All" Pearce, and Andrew "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" Goldfarb sit down and chat Alanah's Overwatch addiction, No Man's Sky's delay, The Last Guardian's first 45 minutes, and X-Men: Apocalypse. Also, there's a battle axe in the room for some reason.

Oh, also, head over and subscribe to our new PODCAST BEYOND YOUTUBE CHANNEL, where all of our full episodes and breakouts will live, alongside Let's Plays of PlayStation classics, PS+ games, and tons of exclusive videos.

Beyond!

Jun 01, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 445: What Naughty Dog Does Next, Red Dead 2, and Yooka-Laylee!
01:01:57

This week Marty "Agent Cody Banks" SlivaBrian "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" Altano, Alanah "That One Episode of Community" Pearce, and Andrew "Lizzie McGuire: The Movie: The Game" Goldfarb sit down and chat about the future of Naughty Dog, Rockstar's next game(s), Yooka-Laylee, and what life was like back in cowboy times.

Oh, also, head over and subscribe to our new PODCAST BEYOND YOUTUBE CHANNEL, where all of our full episodes and breakouts will live, alongside Let's Plays of PlayStation classics, PS+ games, and tons of exclusive videos.

Beyond!

May 25, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 444: Doom, the Assassin's Creed Movie, and More Uncharted 4 Thoughts
01:09:54

This week Max "Jungle Cat" Scoville, Marty "Water Dog" Sliva, Brian "Sky Horse" Altano, and Jared "Space Aardvark" Petty gather 'round the old maypole to chat about Uncharted 4, DOOM, the Assassin's Creed movie, Final Fantasy XV, and probably something Italian.

Beyond!

May 18, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 443: Resident Evil 7 Speculation, Uncharted 4 Thoughts, and Persona 5!
59:36

Max and Brian are dead! Or busy. Either one. So this week, Alanah "DOGS" PearceMarty "ALSO DOGS" SlivaAndrew "DOGS AS WELL" Goldfarb to chat about all sorts of things, including Uncharted 4, Persona 5, Battlefield 1, Resident Evil 7, and probably several other things that end in a number.

May 11, 2016
Uncharted 4: Our Spoiler-Free Impressions -- Podcast Beyond
40:02

We've played through the biggest PS4 exclusive of 2016. Here's what we think.

May 05, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 442: What's Up With Marvel's Video Games?
55:50

This week, Max "Worst Episode Ever" Scoville, Marty "Flamin' Moe" Sliva, Andrew "Coming Up Milhouse" Goldfarb, and Alanah "Knifey Spooney" Pearce join forces to discuss Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the problems with Kickstarting games, and the serious lack of new Marvel Universe games.

May 04, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 441: Outlast 2's Horrible Cornfield Adventures
58:21

This week, Max "Fannypack" Scoville, Marty "Knapsack" Sliva, Zach "The Pelican Case" Ryan and Alanah "Samsonite" Pearce are back from their travels in the far east of Boston, where they had all sorts of wacky adventures at PAX. Most notably, checking out Outlast 2, Pyre, Let It Die, and a bunch of other weirdo indie baloney.

Apr 27, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 440: Reacting to the PlayStation 4 Neo
44:32

This week, Max, Brian, Andrew, and Marty talk about the newest PlayStation 4 Neo leaks, other games that deserve the amazing Ratchet & Clank treatment, hype for Mafia 3, and probably dogs or something.

Beyond!

Apr 20, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 439: Titanfall 2 & Dark Souls 3
51:59

This week, Garfield and Muffy are off in the land of the rising sun, so it's Max "Homesteaks" Scoville, Brian "Sauceman" Altano, and Alanah "The Dunkaroo" Pearce. We're talking about how I'm not a gigantic loser for sucking at Dark Souls III, but I am a gigantic idiot for wishing it had an easy difficulty. Ratchet & Clank is gorgeous, and Titanfall 2 has swords! Upper-case S-words, even.

Apr 13, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 438: Final Fantasy 15, Uncharted 4, and Norse God of War
58:53

This week, Max "Slam Dunk" Scoville, Marty "Double Hockey Sticks" Sliva, Brian "Badminton Racquet" Altano, and Andrew "Larry Byrd" Goldfarb get together in a small room and talk about our latest look at Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, the Platinum Demo of Final Fantasy XV, and the rumors of a God of War reboot with a Nordic motif. We had fun recording this, so hopefully you have fun listening!

Apr 06, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 437: GTA 6, Call of Duty in Space, and PS VR pre-orders
01:08:53
Mar 30, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 436: Are We Down With a PlayStation 4.5?
01:24:54

Goldfarb, Altano, and Alanah are out doing all sorts of weird stuff. So this week, Max "Grace Under Fire" Scoville and Marty "Martin" Sliva, are joined by Zach "Sister, Sister" Ryan and Mitch "Mad About You" Dyer. They talk about Telltale's rad-sounding take on Batman, the possibility of a PlayStation 4.5, and Resident Evil's 20th anniversary.

Beyond!

Mar 23, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 435: Sony Gets Real About Playstation VR
55:59

This week, the video game industry descends on San Francisco for the 30th annual Game Developers Conference, and Sony treated us to the much-anticipated reveal of the Playstation VR's price and release window. Spoilers? It's $399 and it's out this October. We have some thoughts. Podcast Beyond is Max "Hairwolf" Scoville, Marty "Beard Science" Sliva, Brian "Spaghetti Monster" Altano and Andrew "Lil Critter" Goldfarb.

Mar 16, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 434: How Uncharted Could Work in VR
58:57

Max and Brian are dead! Or busy. Either one. So this week, Alanah "Shapes" Pearce joined Marty "Milo" Sliva and Andrew "Twisities" Goldfarb to chat about all sorts of things, including No Man's Sky's release date, how games like Uncharted and The Last Guardian could work in VR, a slew of rad indie games coming out soon, and why America is just the strangest.

Beyond!

Mar 09, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 433: Why Won't Activision Have an E3 Booth This Year?
01:07:27

This week, it's a full house. A full house of honey-baked ham! But also Max "Whole Hog" Scoville, Marty "Black Forest" Sliva, Andrew "Pork Cracklins" Goldfarb, Brian "Prosciutto" Altano, and Alanah "Banjo Kazooie Ham" Pearce talking about Activision's lack of an E3 booth, and what that means for the games industry, Marty's time with Dark Souls III, and our thoughts on the Uncharted 4 multiplayer component.

Mar 02, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 432: What Defines a Far Cry Game?
01:05:25

This week, Max "Ant Farm" Scoville, Marty "Silly Putty" Sliva, Brian "Mr. Potato Head" Altano and Andrew "Slinky Jr." Goldfarb are back in the same room to discuss adventures at DICE, the direction the video game industry is going, Playstation VR's impending pricepoint, and Far Cry Primal -- which we think is a lot of fun.

Feb 24, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 431: Fallout 4 DLC Revealed and Some Delicious Hams™
01:00:41

This week, it's a skeleton crew of Max "Bonelord" Scoville, Brian "Skull Dude" Altano, and Alanah "The Clavicle" Pearce. Fallout 4 DLC has been revealed, and it sounds substantial. Meanwhile, "Substantial" isn't a word that too many people are using for Street Fighter V. Oh, and it's the Vita's birthday! Check out our top 25 games for that lovely handheld.

Feb 17, 2016
The Firewatch Spoiler Show
01:31:19

Sean Vanaman, Jane Ng, Jake Rodkin, Chris Remo of Campo Santo talk secrets and spoilers. 

Feb 16, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 430: Unravel, Firewatch, and Video Game Movies
01:01:32

This week, Max "Sewer Shark" Scoville is joined by Marty "Night Trap" Sliva, Brian "Tomcat Alley" Altano, and IGN UK exchange student Daniel "Slam City With Scotty Pippin" Krupa to discuss the latest indie darling Firewatch, the not-so-indie-but-ever-so-darling Unravel and other important issues like video game movie adaptations and what's wrong with America's cookies.

Feb 10, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 429: We Sh*t Bricks over LEGO The Force Awakens
01:10:53

This week, Max "Football" Scoville, Marty "Touchdown" Sliva, Brian "Pour Gatorade on the Coach" Altano and Andrew "Locker Room Towel Fight after The Big Game" Goldfarb all get together to discuss LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which looks like our kind of licensed game. Marty also goes in-depth about the newest Final Fantasy XV gameplay, and we all wax philosophical about The Witness.

Feb 03, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 428: The Witness is Finally Out
01:10:35

This week, Max "Typing This Right Now" Scoville, Marty "Sweaters" Sliva, Brian "The Loud One" Altano, and Andrew "Whispering Gentleman" Goldfarb are joined by Chloi "Probably Tired of 'Rad' Jokes" Rad, who just finished her review of Jonathan Blow's long-awaited follow-up to Braid, The Witness. Chloi gave it the best score she could in her review, which you should go read -- but first, let's discuss the greatest mystery of all: does this game involve jars of pee?

Jan 27, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 427: Platinum's TMNT Game Looks Bodacious
01:22:01

This week, Max "Mutagen Man" Scoville is joined by Marty "Wingnut" Sliva, Alanah "Walkabout" Pearce, and Jared "Chromedome" Petty to discuss the leaked screens of Platinum Games' still-unannounced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan, for which we finally have some awesome screenshots. Beyond that (Beyond!) we also discuss our guarded expectations for No Man's Sky, and the scandalous pricepoint for The Witness.

Jan 20, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 426: The Sleazy Side of Virtual Reality
01:06:24

Hey all, this week Max "Podcast Host" Scoville is joined by Marty "Big Beardy" Sliva, Brian "The Greek" Altano and Alanah "Banjo Kazooie Sound Effects" Pearce, who are back from CES with tales of futuristic technology to tell, some of which isn't for the faint of heart. We also share our 2016 predictions, and discuss what makes a Game Of The Year.

Jan 13, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 425: Is Assassin's Creed Going To Egypt in 2017?
01:16:24

The first episode of 2016 is here, and half the cast is in Vegas for CES, so this week Max "Not Greg Miller" Scoville and Andrew "Gold Nickname" Goldfarb are joined by Kallie "Anime Enthusiast" Plagge and Mitchell "Computer Boy" Dyer to talk about all the latest Playstation news.

Unfortunately, everyone's been on vacation, so there isn't a ton of news -- but there is the extremely juicy rumor that Assassin's Creed is moving away from its annualized model, and that we won't see another installment until 2017, when this so-called Assassin's Creed: Empire will take players to ancient Egypt. What'll happen in the meantime? Well, rumor has it Watch Dogs 2 will drop this fall. We discuss this, as well as a bunch of other stuff. It's a podcast, just listen to it.

Jan 06, 2016
Podcast Beyond Episode 424: A Special Holiday Beyonza
01:03:09

Finally, 2015 is coming to a close and the drama of the video game industry has settled down. In the penultimate episode of 2015, MartyBrian, Alanah, Zach, and Goldengoose dig deep into the mailbag and answer literally every single question you've ever asked. Well, that's a lie. But they do talk about what they're playing over break, why Bully was rad, dinosaurs, why Altano is terrified of Australia, PaRappa VR, why no one should sleep on Until Dawn, the most disappointing Christmas presents ever, and a whole bunch of other dumb stuff.

We love you.

Beyond!

Dec 23, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 423: What's Next For Kojima Productions?
58:15
This week, Max, Marty, Brian and special guests Mitch Dyer and Zach Ryan weigh in on the piping hot announcement of the newly formed Kojima Productions studio. The episode is a little bit late because we were waiting for Zach to return from his top secret trip to Japan, during which he interviewed Mr. Kojima himself.
 
Dec 17, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 422: Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Multi-Part Decision
01:16:52

 This week, Max, Marty, Brian and Golden Sun talk about about FF7 Remake's episodic decision, Uncharted 4 dialogue trees, and Brian's awful acts of terror in Far Cry Primal.

Beyond!

 

Dec 10, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 421: Predicting PSX
01:09:03

 

This week, Marty, Brian, and Goldania are joined by IGN's newest editor, Alanah Pearce. They discuss the price of PSVR, Goddess of War, and grundles.

 

Dec 02, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 420: PlayStation 2 Emulation is Rad
01:15:10

This week, Max, Marty, Brian and Goldeen talk about about PS2 emulation, the future of BioShock, and the most heart-breaking game cancellations ever.

Nov 25, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 419: Battlefront's First-Person Troubleshooting
01:09:37

This week, Max, Brian and Marty grill Mitch Dyer about his Star Wars Battlefront review. Plus, what else does Naughty Dog have in store for the PS4?

Nov 18, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 418: Let's Go to War Over Fallout 4
01:01:24

Fallout. Fallout never changes. Except when it does, like when a new game gets released. But did enough change? Join Max, Brian, Marty, and Jared as they discuss one of the most anticipated games of the generation. BUT BEWARE, DEAR LISTENERS: some of these individuals have opinions about this video game that might *gasp!* differ from yours. 

Beyond that, Rise of the Tomb Raider is apparently awesome. The ball is officially in Naughty Dog's court to blow us away with Uncharted 4, but what will that take?

Nov 11, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 417: Our PSX-pectations
01:21:15

It seems to be the eye of the review season hurricane, but luckily Max, Marty, Brian, and Goldschläger are full of energy and ready to talk about our PSX expectations, how well the first Uncharted has aged, breaking controllers, and that gaming is a really expensive hobby.

Nov 04, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 416: Ooh La La, C'est Paris Games Week!
01:22:00

If you're looking for a bunch of dorks being excited about the announcements coming out of Sony's Paris Games Week press conference, you've come to the right place. Max, Marty, Brian, and Goldenrod are back to discuss Michel Ancel's new game Wild, Horizon: Zero Dawn, No Man's Sky, Detroit: Become Human, Star Wars Battlefront, and lots more.

Oct 28, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 415: Mysteries of The Video Game Industry
01:10:48

This week on Beyond, Max, Marty, Brian and Lil' Goldie discuss Kojima's alleged departure, which Konami claims is a vacation, Alan Tudyk's awkward breakup with Uncharted 4, and the murmurs that Destiny scrapped its entire story shortly before launch.

Oct 21, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 414: Star Wars Battlefront & New York Comic-Con
01:11:43

Marty and Goldfarb are a couple busy boys, so this week, it's just Max, Brian and Jared. The trio discusses the challenges of choosing IGN's top 100 games of all time, the overlap of gaming and comic culture at New York Comic-Con, our turn-ons and turn-offs about Star Wars Battlefront, and the times games have made us cry.

Oct 14, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 413: How Sony Continues to Embrace Anime
01:14:07

Max and Brian are off doing weird things in weird places, but fear not! Miranda and Kallie join Marty and Andrew to chat about a whole bunch of rad stuff. The lost Final Fantasy XII sequel, Far Cry Primal, and how Sony continues to embrace anime. Also, things get emotional when the gang discusses which type of tree they would be.

 

Beyond!

Oct 07, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 412: Requiem for a Vita
01:12:59

An official comment from Sony puts another nail in the Vita's metaphorical coffin, so we reflect on what the little system did right, what it did wrong, and what approaches might've worked better. Beyond that we also discuss the last-gen Uncharted Trilogy's flying leap onto PS4 with The Nathan Drake collection, Max's love for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Black Ops III's tone-deaf Twitter publicity stunt. Podcast Beyond is Max Scoville, Marty Sliva, Brian Altano, and Andrew Goldfarb.

Sep 30, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 411: Bloodborne Does Archery & Dragon Quest Does Minecraft
01:03:12

This week, Max, Marty, and Brian are joined by IGN associate editor and Pikachu-wrangler Miranda Sanchez, who just got back from Tokyo Game Show. We discuss Playstation VR, Bloodborne's upcoming expansion The Old Hunters, Dragon Quest Builders, and piggytailin'.

Sep 23, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 410: The PS4's Japanese Price Drop and Other TGS News
01:02:29

Hey gang! This week's episode is a little late because we waited to see what Sony had to announce during their Tokyo Game Show keynote. Well, the PS4's getting a price drop in Japan, Project Morpheus is officially Playstation VR, and Gravity Rush is getting a sequel and a PS4 remaster. Plus, lots of other stuff happened too. 

Sep 15, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 409: What's Wrong with Uncharted 4 DLC?
01:09:17

This week, it's Max, Marty, Brian, and Jared discussing Kingdom Hearts 2.9, Uncharted 4's DLC, the problem with the concept of "DLC" in 2015, and of course, our undying love for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Hey, speaking of which, we're giving away a PS4 code for The Phantom Pain! Listen to the episode to find out how.

Sep 09, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 408: Let's Talk About The Phantom Pain
01:02:01

Marty's off doing some covert ops, so we invited Vince on to share some SPOILER-FREE war stories from his time reviewing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. We touched on a few other topics, but for the most part, this is episode is solid Metal Gear.

Meanwhile, PAX is this weekend, so come hang out!

Aug 25, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 407: The Future of Licensed Console Games
01:03:42

Good news, Podcast Beyond fans: here's the newest episode of Podcast Beyond. This time around, Max, Marty, Brian, and Goldfarb talk about the Star Wars and Disney news coming out of D23, including the new Darth Vader PS4, Big Hero 6 in Kingdom Hearts 3, and the unlockable Keyblade in Disney Infinity. Also, we talk about that stupid Spider-Man video some more.

Aug 18, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 406: Everybody's Gone To The Koelnmesse
52:14

Everyone's back from their various adventures, and a little bit loopy because of it. Andrew and Max are jet-lagged, Brian's on painkillers after having his wisdom teeth out, and Marty forgot how old he is. Anyway, we discuss Everybody's Gone to The Rapture, The Phantom Pain, and the most incredible Spider-Man cosplayers we've ever seen.

Aug 12, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 405: The Great Konami Grease Fire
01:06:57

Max and Goldfarb are off gallivanting in Germany, so Jared Petty and Meghan Sullivan join Brian and Marty to talk about a possible Final Fantasy XII remake, the stellar PS+ lineup for August, and the ongoing disaster at Konami.

Aug 06, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 404: Can You Romance The Dog in Fallout 4?
57:31

No, no you can't. But Max, Marty, Brian and Goldfarb talk about it a bit anyway, and take a moment to discuss the presentation of sex in games. We also talk about some other video games bears, breakfast cereal, and oh yeah -- Gamescom. Which is next week!

Jul 28, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 403: Finally, a Game That Lets you F#$* Birds!
59:51

This week, it's Max, Marty, Goldfarb and Jared discussing all the latest Playstation gossip, including Hideo Kojima's latest Metal Gear mystery, Street Fighter V's updated DLC plan, and most importantly, Hatoful Boyfriend -- a dating sim about pigeons.

Jul 21, 2015
Podcast Beyond: Episode 402 -- The Horror of Until Dawn
01:01:56

This week, the Beyond crew talks about Until Dawn, Sony at Comic-Con, and what we want from the next Batman game.

Jul 16, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 401: Who is Minecraft: Story Mode For?
01:00:00

This week, Max, Marty, Brian and Goldfarb discuss Telltale's newly announced game, Minecraft: Story Mode, one Reddit user's unearthing of a fabled Nintendo-branded PlayStation prototype, and how we feel about Arkham Knight now that they hype has died down a bit.

Jul 07, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 400: The 400th Episode
01:38:49

In the thrilling followup to the previous three hundred and ninety-nine episodes of Podcast Beyond, we had a big, huge live event which a whole bunch of you were kind enough to attend. The regular bunch of goons (Max, Marty, Brian, Jared and Goldfarb) are joined by Beyond 300 attendee-turned-IGN-editor Miranda Sanchez as well as a young up-and-coming video game personality named Greg Miller.

In case it doesn't come across in the audio, none of what we do would be possible without you guys, our listeners and readers, so once again, thank you all so much for sticking around. We had an absolute blast on Saturday, and hopefully we'll wind up doing more IRL meet-ups before Podcast Beyond 500 rolls around.

Jun 30, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 399: What's E3 Really Like?
41:58

Last episode was a massive drunken bloated sprawling debacle recorded amidst E3's miasma of hype and chaos. This episode is mostly the opposite: Max, Marty, and Brian calmly (and soberly) share their personal experiences at the video game industry's glistening spectacle of a trade show.

Jun 25, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 398.5: A Very Special Giant-Sized E3 Episode
03:35:40

Ladies and gentlemen, as I'm sure you're all well aware, the bulk of IGN was extremely busy covering E3 down in Los Angeles. A regular episode of Beyond wasn't possible, so we did the next best thing: we brought microphones to a bar and recorded over three and a half hours of totally unscripted, fairly intoxicated conversation with a cross-section of people from the video game industry.

Disclaimer: This episode was very much an experiment, and the results are rough around the edges; it's noisy, disorganized, at times fairly incoherent -- but it's also about as close as you're gonna get to actually being right there with us.

In no particular order, here are the people who were kind enough (or drunk enough) to join us for this massive episode of Beyond:

Also, a huge, very special thanks to the extremely tolerant wait staff at The Hotel Figueroa, especially the waitress who gave me a wet willy while we were recording. That was very strange, but oddly flattering? In any case, we'll have a "regular" episode going up later this week for those of you who hate fun.

 

Jun 23, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 398: We're Phantom Pumped for The Phantom Pain
01:00:28

We're a week away from E3, so please excuse us sounding a bit more scatterbrained than usual. This time, MaxMartyBrian, and Goldfarb discuss Metal Gear Solid 5, Fallout 4, Dark Souls 3, and... horses? Sure, why not.

Also, if you didn't hear about it, tickets are up for our live event the IGN House Party! Gotta go fast, they're selling like... uh... popular video games!

Jun 09, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 397: WTF's Going on with Vita?
01:06:57

Brian's back from his Honeymoon, and is joined by Marty, Jared, and Goldfarb (Max is out sick with gross problems) to discuss the big question on the Sony front right now: what's up with the PS Vita being decalred a "legacy" device? Will there no longer be support, or is this just a weird corporate miscommunication?? 

Jun 02, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 396: Will the Mad Max Game Be a Letdown after Fury Road?
01:08:42

The Witcher 3 is so awesome, it might hold us over till Cyberpunk 2077, the Mad Max game is looking slightly less thrilling than the recent film, and what makes a good summer video game? Max, Marty, and Goldfarb are here once again to dribble their weird words into your gross ears.

May 28, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 395: How Do You Modernize Doom?
01:04:16

Marty and Brian have abandoned us this week, so instead Max is joined by Jared, mustachioed IGN bigwig Tal, and -- surprise surprise -- Andrew Goldfarb. The big topics this week are Doom's two-frame teaser trailer, Ubisoft's mea culpa for Assassin's Creed Unity while announcing Syndicate, and the difference between working in games press and game development and/or publishing.

May 19, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 394: Our E3 Prediction Bonanza
01:03:35

Sorry for the late episode, gang! If you missed it, this week we tried somethng new: recording Podcast Beyond LIVE. Like, on a livestream. In honor of this special occasion, and because it's right around the corner, we decided to discuss our favorite E3 moments and our predictions for what Sony will show off this year.

May 14, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 393: Yooka-Layle and the Return of the 3D Platformer
01:10:32

This week, Max, Marty, Brian, and lovely ol' Jared discuss the latest Kickstarter darling, Yooka-Layle, Arkham Knight's DLC, Metal Gear Solid's nigh-impermeable lore, and the process of reviewing games.

May 05, 2015
Podcast Beyond Episode 392: RIP Silent Hills
01:11:27